Who are we?

The North Carolina Oncology Association (NCOA) is a powerful community of oncologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other allied health professionals who provide a voice for multidisciplinary cancer care teams and the patients they serve.

Founded in 1993, NCOA is the largest oncology professional organization in the state. Members rely on us to provide innovative resources to help them stay ahead of the shifting healthcare landscape and challenges that directly impact the high-quality care their patients deserve—both locally and on a national level.

As a Chapter Member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) and a State Affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), our members receive valuable educational content and tools designed to respond to national challenges and trends.

Along with 18 ACCC State Chapter Members that comprise the Oncology State Society Network, we collaborate with internal and external organizations to support the important work of healthcare professionals and improve the patient experience across the country.

To carry out our mission, we strive to:

  • Identify and improve oncology practice issues that adversely affect patient access to cancer care;
  • Act as a patient advocate to assure that patients have access to the best available care;
  • Support and encourage clinical research against cancer;
  • Facilitate the development and use of new cancer management techniques in the community;
  • Provide effective representation of the oncology field for its members and the public;
  • Foster effective communication enhancing access to scientific, socioeconomic, research, and other relevant data; and
  • Promote collegial relationships among oncologists in the state of North Carolina.

In order to carry out these interests, our goals are to:

  • 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; and
  • Provide communications to our members and others on issues affecting patient access to cancer care and the practice of oncology.
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1801 Research Boulevard Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20850
Tel: 301.984.9496 | Fax: 301.770.1949
ncoa-northcarolina.com
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