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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.

BASO ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE & Trainees Meeting 2023 (5th-7th Nov)

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We would like to extend our gratitude to our valued members, distinguished delegates, inspiring speakers and generous sponsors for their pivotal role in making the BASO 2023 Annual Scientific Conference and BASO Trainees Meeting an outstanding success.  As an organisation, our commitment to delivering education is of paramount importance, and we deeply appreciate your unwavering support in joining us for this extraordinary meeting. READ MEETING HIGHLIGHTS



BASO~ACS joins the ITN Business for the #WorldCancerDay2023 - Working Together: To Tackle Cancer programme. Watch BASO Interview on the advances in the early diagnosis and cancer surgery.

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We are excited to announce our involvement in a news-style programme 'Working Together: To Tackle Cancer', produced by @ITN Business. Anchored by television presenter Simon Thomas from the ITN London studio, the programme showcases the scientific advances in treatment, raises awareness of subjects concerning people living with cancer and highlights how early diagnosis and a collaborative approach are key to a better future for patient outcomes.  Now available to watch online at #CancerWorkingTogether #ITNBusiness


Celebrating 50 years of British Association of Surgical Oncology

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BASO Grants and Fellowship

Application submissions are now INVITED for the 2023 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.


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