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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 and guide each other.
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Live webinars and webinar recordings presented by leading minds in the field, at budget-conscience pricing and with optional CE credits.
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- Advocating for the profession
- Advocating for the needs of cancer patients and families
- Encouraging advocacy efforts of our members
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AOSW is a nonprofit organization. Please 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.


AOSW is pleased to announce that it is now accepting abstract proposals for its 2018 AOSW 34th Annual Conference, being held May 30 - June 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. 
AOSW strongly opposes the Better Care Reconciliation Act released from Senate Majority leaders on June 21, 2017.
Nominations for open positions on the 2018 AOSW Board of Directors are now being accepted.
The AOSW Board of Directors has created a position statement regarding health policy principles. 


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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