Our Mission: to promote the utilization of Physician Assistants in the delivery of exceptional care to people with cancer and related disorders.

The Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology (APAO) is a non-profit 501(c) specialty organization affiliated with the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) that consists of physician assistants working in the field of oncology.  It is the only national organization representing PAs specializing in oncology.  Our members work in all oncology disciplines and practice in both clinical and research setting.

APAO would like to congratulate Richard Lindsay, PA-C in Stem Cell Transplantation as the recipient of the 16th Annual James and Geneva Briscoe Award for PA Excellence! 

This prestigious award is given every year to a Physician Assistant who has demonstrated the values and principles that embody and promote the PA profession.  Each year, selecting the winner for the Briscoe Award is never an easy task, as so many PAs throughout the institution selflessly commit their time and effort to providing the very best in cancer care.  This is the most prestigious PA award at MDAnderson Cancer Center. Richard has served on the APAO Board for many years, and is the Immediate Past President of APAO.



The Benefits of Membership:

  • Free subscriptions to Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology, Health Monitor Network, and other journals...
  • 10% discount on new ASCO affiliate membership
  • Exclusive job posting access to members only
  • Access to online education opportunities in oncology
  • Discount on registration fees for our annual oncology CME conference
  • More opportunities to get involved in the organization that represents you--the oncology PA!
  • Much, much more!
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Member Engagement: APAO Needs YOU!

The strength and future of the APAO depends upon dedicated members!
Please consider volunteering your time and talents to APAO projects, efforts, or committees! You can make a difference with APAO while building your network of contacts, strengthening your resume and qualifications, and helping to promote the oncology PA profession and ultimately improving patient care.


Would you please consider joining our APAO volunteer workforce?

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