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Welcome to BASO ~ The Association for Cancer Surgery
BASO ~ The Association for Cancer Surgery is the Association that speaks as an umbrella organisation for surgical specialties treating people with malignant diseases. BASO ~ ACS was founded in 1971 by Ronald Raven, Surgical Oncologist, as a forum for surgical research and training for the benefit of patients with cancer. The Association represents surgeons and their centres across the United Kingdom & Ireland and has influence beyond.

Celebrating 50 years of British Association of Surgical Oncology

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DATE: Saturday, 2nd July 2022

Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL


To REGISTER and for more details, click here.


SAVE THE DATE: 19-21 Nov 2022

2022 BASO Annual Scientific Conference

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Meeting Theme: Multidisciplinary Cancer Management

We are delighted to welcome you to #BASO2022 Annual Scientific Conference which will be held in-person at The Law Society, London.

Call for Abstracts


Abstracts are invited on all cancer related topics for Research, Audit & QIP, Trainees, Medical Student and MDT prizes. Click below more information and to submit abstract.

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British Association of Surgical Oncology Medal for Excellence

BASO medal for excellence

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Association, the BASO Council inaugurates the British Association of Surgical Oncology Medal for Excellence to recognise the role of individual surgeons or teams in the advancement of cancer care.

The BASO Medal for Excellence will be presented to a professional or a team in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the field of cancer surgery: excellence in research, clinical practice, education and innovation.

Nominations are invited for the BASO Medal for Excellence. Read more...


BASO Grants and Fellowship

Application submissions are now OPEN for the 2022 round of BASO Raven Travelling Fellowship

♦ BASO~ACS Awards and  Fellowship - British Association of Surgical Oncology takes great pride in awarding those professionals and trainees in recognition of their outstanding achievement in and contribution to the cancer surgery; it's research and education. visit our Education & Training Section for more information on the BASO endorsed courses.


BASO Sessions at other Events

BASO @ Oncology Professional Care : 24-25 May 2022

Venue: ExCel, London

2022 Oncology Professional Care

Join BASO speakers at Oncology Professional Care, UK's leading event for whole oncology community, returning face-to-face to ExCeL London on 24-25 May 2022. BASO will be facilitating series of talks on both days.

Free for healthcare professionals, the focused programme will include 130+ stimulating sessions across four dedicated theatres.

Attendees will also gain access to over 36 hours of fully CPD accredited content, relevant for all professional groups in oncology. Content has been created with the support of key organisations such as NHS England and NHS Improvement, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research UK, BOPA, UKONS and more.
An exciting exhibition floor with dozens of specialist suppliers of medicines and specialist equipment and services will showcase their products and give access to latest innovations in cancer care.




BASO @ UK Oncology Forum: 16-17 June 2022

Venue: ICC, Belfast

2022 UKOncology Forum

BASO~ACS continues to collaborate with the 2022 UK Oncology Forum.

This year, BASO will deliver a session on 'Pan-Tumour Surgical Oncology' chaired by Mr Zaed Hamady, BASO President. We hope that you will join Zaed and the BASO Speaker Team. Meeting is FREE for all to attend and CME accredited.

BASO members also are invited to attend both days of the meeting.

Meeting Programme and Registration Details.


'Global Health Award 2021' presented to BASO~ACS in recognition for BASO's contribution to clinical education and reserch

Zenith Global Health Award


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'Global Health Medal' awarded to BASO's 'Director of Education'


BASO~ACS  are delighted and proud that their Director of Education, Dr Afsana Elanko was awarded the Global Health Medal for her valued contributions to medical education and healthcare at the Global Health Awards in London on 5th October. This is a prestigious prize awarded only once a decade. The award was given in recognition of the work that Afsana has done for both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. The oration was given by Professor Robert Kirby, President of BASO~ACS.  Other members of the National Council were in attendance to support her.

Afsana has built and maintained  links at the highest levels with other surgical societies, the surgical Royal Colleges and the main regulatory body, the General Medical Council. BASO benefits from Afsana's links as well as her drive and initiative. The President and National Council of BASO~ACS congratulate Dr Elanko on this well deserved award.


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