About the American Psychosocial Oncology Society

workshop.roundThe American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) was formed in 1986 to bring together professionals working in the psychological, behavioral and social aspects of cancer. Its mission broadened in the early 2000s to network professionals from all disciplines working in psychosocial oncology: nurses, social workers, psychologists, counselors, clergy and psychiatrists. Five hundred psychosocial oncology professionals gather at APOS' annual conference to share new research and clinical innovations. The Psycho-Oncology journal was begun in 1992 to publish research specific to psychosocial oncology in one journal.


APOS 30th Anniversary
2016 marks the 30th anniversary of APOS! Since 1986, APOS has expanded to include professionals from all disciplines working in psychosocial oncology. Events at APOS' 13th Annual Conference, March 3-5, 2016 in San Diego, CA, highlighted the many accomplishments of APOS over the past 30 years.

View this historic discussion of the origins and progress of psychosocial oncology, held at the 13th APOS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA on March 4, 2016.

View the APOS Member Code of Ethics
APOS Fact Sheet



APOS is the only multidisciplinary organization in the United States dedicated to researching and treating the psychosocial aspects of cancer.

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