Who Are We?

Founded in 1990, the Tennessee Oncology Practice Society (TOPS) is the largest oncology professional organization in the state. TOPS comprises a powerful community of oncologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other multidisciplinary care providers involved in the treatment of patients with cancer. 

TOPS is one of 23 State Chapter Members managed by the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) and is a State Affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Our members receive valuable educational content and innovative resources designed to keep them ahead of the local and national challenges and trends directly impacting the high-quality care their patients deserve. 

We collaborate with internal and external organizations to support our mission of improving patient outcomes and the treatment of cancer in the State of Tennessee.

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; and
  • Support and encourage clinical research against cancer.

Our goals are to:

  • Advocate on state and federal legislative issues impacting patient access to care;
  • Provide an education forum for our members on the current technologies and medical best practices in cancer care delivery; and
  • Communicate changes and updates in oncology practice to our members and the broader community.
Explore How We Help Our Members Engage & Succeed

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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.
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Jack William Erter III, MD
Oncologist/Hematologist
Tennessee Oncology


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