The Tennessee Oncology Practice Society (TOPS) 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 1990, TOPS 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 other ACCC State Chapter Members that comprise the Oncology State Societies at ACCC, we collaborate with internal and external organizations to support the important work of healthcare professionals and improve the patient experience across the country
TOPS has been very involved in state level legislative efforts that impact oncology providers, giving a voice to providers across Tennessee on issues that affect them directly. TOPS has also driven networking and membership engagement both within the state and through national programs where we can learn from other state societies on how they are dealing with similar issues that we currently face.
Jack William Erter III, MD