Who Are We?

Founded in 2017, the Empire State Hematology & Oncology Society (ESHOS) is the largest oncology professional organization in New York. Formally known as the New York State Society of Medical Oncologists & Hematologists, ESHOS unifies the educational needs of cancer care professionals from upstate to downstate, and brings together the multidisciplinary membership of the Hematology-Oncology Managers of New York and Upstate New York Society of Medical Oncology and Hematology.

ESHOS is one of 23 State Chapter Members managed by the Association of Cancer Care 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 New York.

To carry out our mission, we strive to:

  • Improve the quality of oncology care available to the people of New York;
  • Support oncology education and facilitate the development and use of new cancer management techniques in the community;
  • Serve as a leader in the oncology field, representing our members and the local community at state and national events;
  • Provide access to scientific, socioeconomic, clinical, and other relevant data; and
  • Promote collegial relationships among oncology professionals in New York state.

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.
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ESHOS is the only organization advocating for the concerns, interests, and welfare of all members of the hematology and medical oncology community in the Empire State. ESHOS has succeeded in bridging the upstate and downstate divide, uniting private practice and full-time professionals.

Steven L. Allen, MD, FACP
Associate Chief, Division of Hematology; Attending Physician, Division of Medical Oncology/Hematology
Monter Cancer Center

1801 Research Boulevard Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20850
Tel: 301.984.9496 | Fax: 301.770.1949
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