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Welcome to AOSW

The Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) is a non-profit, international 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to the enhancement of psychosocial services to people with cancer and their families.

People Affected by Cancer

AOSW is committed to providing information about
resources to help with the challenges that cancer
presents to you and your family.


AOSW thanks those companies and organizations for their financial support. AOSW greatly appreciate their support of our work with patients living with cancer.


Resources to assist you in networking, information seeking, issue identification, leadership access, professional news, and finding resources provided by other members.

Welcome to AOSW

AOSW’s Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for oncology social workers to network, gather information, support and guide each other.
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AOSW live webinars and webinar recordings deliver relevant and sensitive training presented by leading minds in the field, at budget-conscience pricing and with optional CE credits.
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We offer a wide variety of opportunities for early-, mid- or late-career members to volunteer and support AOSW.
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A nonprofit organization, AOSW promotes excellence in psychosocial care of cancer patients. Please take a moment and consider a tax-deductible donation to help us provide support for those affected by cancer.
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Oncology Social Work Awareness Videos

Defining Oncology Social Work and AOSW​ Video

Defining Oncology Social Work Video

ACS Quality of Life in Cancer Care Award Lecture

Kerry Cox Irish, LCSW, OSW-C, delivered “Finding Safe Harbor Within,” the ACS Quality of Life in Cancer Care Award Lecture at the AOSW 32nd Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida on May 5, 2016.


The AOSW Board of Directors has created a position statement regarding health policy principles. 
Each year AOSW bestows three prestigious awards to oncology social workers singled out for their unique achievements and service to patients that they serve. The awards, sponsored by national organizations, recognize experience, dedication, compassion, resourcefulness and demonstrated leadership. 
The Association of Oncology Social Work’s Patient-Centered Research Collaborative (PCRC) for Psychosocial Oncology is now accepting applications for participation. 

Applications Are Being Accepted Until March 1st
A White Paper that describes the AOSW Research Institute held following the 2016 Conference is now available. 


Knowledge is power. Whether you are a person with cancer, or an oncology social worker, finding the right resources is critical. AOSW members are leaders in the field of psychosocial oncology. As an organization, AOSW is also involved in collaborating with other patient advocacy groups and national and international oncology organizations whose primary focus is access to quality care for cancer patients.
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Be a Part of AOSW


Oncology social workers and other psychosocial oncology professionals provide direct services to people with cancer and their families in public and private health care institutions and agencies. Some are consultants to community service agencies or private industry. Administration, education and research are valued roles for others as is the provision of private cancer counseling services. AOSW works to unify and support psychosocial oncology practitioners as related to the common mission of improved psychosocial support services for patients and families facing cancer.
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