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 Announces Lifetime Achievement Award – Call for Nominations

APAO is proud to initiate a Lifetime Achievement award to be presented at the APAO Annual Conference. The award will recognize an exemplary PA who has served in the field of oncology.

Members of APAO are welcome to nominate a PA in Oncology who have met the following qualifications:

  • PA in Hematology/Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, or other related subspecialty for at least 10 years
  • Current Members of the APAO Board of Directors are not eligible for nomination

Nominators will be required to submit a complete Nomination Form by March 15, 2019.

CLICK HERE to read the complete description of requirements.

CLICK HERE to access the award nomination form.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:  March 15, 2019


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?

Click here for more information!