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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.


2020 Conf 2

With the current Covid-19 situation and large gatherings, we have decided to host the 2020 BASO Annual Scientific Conference in a virtual setting. The meeting will be held in November: the date and programme will be announced shortly. This meeting will be FREE for BASO~ACS and BASOt members.

Abstract submission for the 2020 BASO Annual Scientific Meeting is now open

Submission Deadline: 20th September

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BASO Cancer Situation Report Site

To manage the crisis of the COVID-19 Pandemic, all routine operations have been cancelled in many hospitals and the treatment of cancers put on hold.

BASO is collecting data on these delays and ventures into non-standard pathways. The aim is to produce weekly reports to highlight the plight of cancer surgery. In the weeks and months that come, unpalatable decisions will have to be made about prioritising the provision of healthcare. Read more....


BASO @ 2020 UK Oncology Forum

The UK Oncology Forum will now be held as a virtual conference on 24th-25th September 2020

2020 UKOncology

BASO will be delivering 'Pan-Tumour' Surgical Session on DAY ONE chaired by Mr Zaed Hamady, BASO President Elect. This meeting is FREE to all BASO Members. More Information...


Application submissions now open soon for the 2020 round of the BASO Raven Travelling Fellowship and BASO (NIHR) Project Grant


♦ 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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