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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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SAVE THE DATE: 19-21 Nov 2022

2022 BASO Annual Scientific Conference

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Meeting Theme: Multidisciplinary Cancer Management - Evolving Role of Surgical Oncology

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, Collaboratives and MDT (for Nurses and AHPs) Prizes. Click below more information and to submit abstract.

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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.


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

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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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