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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.

2019 BASO Annual Scientific Conference

The 2019 Annual Scientific Conference and BASO Trainees Meeting will be held in London in November. Date and venue will be announced shortly.




BASO had a successful Annual Scientific Meeting on 4th November and BASO Trainees Meeting on 3rd November  hosted at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

We would like to thank all our speakers, delegates and members, those who attended this meeting and made it into a successful event. The following awards were presented at this meeting.

BASO~ACS had a very exciting joint meeting with the NCRI Cancer Conference this year. The following awards were presented by the Association at this meeting:

  • The Ronald Raven Prize was awarded to Mr Stephen Dreyer, University of Glasgow.
  • The BJS Prize Paper was awarded to Miss Rachael Clifford,  The Countess of Chester Hospital.
  • Alan Edwards Poster Prize is awarded to Dr Liz Baker, University Hospital of North Tees.
  • The BASO Trainees Oral Prize was given to Mr Daniel Ball,Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
  • The BASO Trainees Poster Prize was awarded to Mr Christian  Teske, University Hospital Dresden, Germany.


BASO @ 2019 UK Oncology Forum

13th-14th June 2019 in Brighton

BASO~ACS will be collaborating with teh UK Oncology Forum for 2019 and will be delivering a Pan-Tumour Surgical Session' at this meeting. The meeting is FREE and CME accredited. Read More..


♦ Application submissions will open soon for the 2019 round of the BASO Raven Travelling Fellowship and BASO (NIHR) Project Grant

♦Surgical Skills Foundation Course - a FREE worshop based course for Foundation Trainees and Medical Students. Read More..

BASO~ACS Training Day in association with Leicester General Hospital - focus will be on Sarcoma, Melanoma, Ortho-oncology and Metastases. Special delegate rates for BASO and BASO Trainees members. Programme details and date will be advertised 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.


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