Who are we?

Formed in 1992, the North Carolina Oncology Association (NCOA) represents the common interests of a majority of the oncologists treating cancer in North Carolina. Our mission is to provide advocacy for cancer patients, promote standards of excellence for high-quality cancer care, and study, research and exchange information, experiences, and ideas leading to improvement in oncology. As the oncology society in North Carolina, we strive to provide our members with innovative resources to help them stay ahead of the shifting healthcare landscape and challenges that directly impact the high-quality care their patients deserve.

We are a Chapter Member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers and a State Affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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.

1801 Research Boulevard Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20850
Tel: 301.984.9496 | Fax: 301.770.1949
ncoa-northcarolina.com
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