Who are we?

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.

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 20 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.

To carry out our mission, we strive to:

  • Improve the quality of oncology care available to the people of New York;
  • Maintain and advance the standards of cancer care;
  • Support oncology education;
  • 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 that enhances access to scientific, socioeconomic, research, and other relevant data; and
  • Promote collegial relationships among oncologists in New York state.

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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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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