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The Washington State Medical Oncology Society (WSMOS) was formed in 1993 and is a nationally recognized state professional society.

The purpose of WSMOS is:

  • To identify and work to improve oncology practice issues that adversely affect patient access to cancer care
  • To study, research and exchange information, experiences and ideals leading to improvement in the practice of oncology.
  • To represent the practice of oncology and hematology int eh state of Washington.
WSMOS Board Retreat

In order to carry out these interests, some of the goals for the Society include:

  • To promote the highest professional standards of oncology practice in the state of Washington.
  • To act as a patient advocate to assure that patients have access to the best available care
  • To support and encourage clinical research against cancer

The purpose of WSMOS is:

  • Affect legislation and public policy relative to patient access to cancer care
  • Act as a resource on the "accepted medical practices" associated with cancer care
  • Provide a forum for education of our members on current technologies and their role as accepted medical practices
  • Provide communications to our members and others on issues affecting patient access to cancer care and the practice of oncology

WSMOS is a State Affiliate Member of ASCO