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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.

NOTICE of 2020 BASO Annual General Meeting

The next Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be helad as an online meeting using a secured virtual platform on Monday, 23rd November 2020 at 16.35-17.35hrs.

PLEASE NOTE: BASO AGM is restricted to BASO FULL Members only.

Meeting papers will be sent via email to all BASO (Full) Members. Should you have not received the AGM Notice via email, please contact the BASO office at To join the online AGM, please register via the button below.



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We are delighted to invite you to our first virtual meeting. The meeting will be faciliated by national and international experts in the field of cancer research, care and treatment.

This meeting will be FREE for BASO~ACS and BASOt members.

6 CPD points have been awarded to the BASO Meeting.

Registration Deadline: 19th November 2020 by 5pm

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BASO Grants and Fellowship

Application submissions now open for the 2021 round of the BASO Raven Travelling Fellowship and BASO (NIHR) Project Grant will open soon.


♦ 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.


'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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