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APOS encourages implementation of evidence-based clinical treatment guidelines to reduce stress and improve patients' wellbeing. Health care professionals from diverse backgrounds can access cutting-edge research, clinical interventions, and training to diagnose and treat cancer psychosocial distress.
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Psycho-Oncology publishes research on the psychological, social, behavioral, and ethical aspects of cancer. The field of psycho-oncology addresses psychological responses of cancer patients and their caregivers to cancer and how psychosocial factors may influence the disease process.
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APOS publishes pocket handbooks for oncology clinicians to guide the psychiatric and psychological dimensions of cancer symptom management for adult, pediatric, and geriatric patients (new in 2015). APOS also publishes the reference textbook Psycho-Oncology.
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APOS’ Toll-Free HELPLINE - 1-866-276-7443 (1-866-APOS-4-HELP), part of the Cancer Support Helpline® (affiliated with the Cancer Support Community), connects cancer patients and their caregivers with emotional health resources in their community.
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APOS Founder Jimmie Holland, MD featured on OncLive.com

Oncology Live published an article "Holland’s Quest to Help Patients Cope With Cancer Launched a New Field" in December, 2015. OncLive is the official website for the Oncology Specialty Group, which publishes Oncology & Biotech News, OncologyLive, Urologists in Cancer Care, Oncology Nursing News, and Contemporary Oncology

“We’ve seen an overall humanizing of medicine,” Holland said. “The humanist aspects are much more respected now. We call it patient-centered medicine. Doctors are being taught how to talk to patients, how to give bad news, how to communicate about illness, and how to better understand patients’ responses, which they were not taught for so long before that. So, it’s coming.”


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APOS 13th Annual Meeting - March 3-5, 2016

Join us in sunny San Diego, California for our annual conference! Register Online Now - Early Rates end February 1st!

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APOS Membership

Now is the time to join or renew your APOS membership for 2016! Take advantage of 15 months of member benefits and network within our Special Interest Groups. Don't forget the discounted rates for APOS' 13th annual conference in San Diego !

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Cancer Support Helpline Partnership

APOS has partnered with the Cancer Support Community (CSC) to expand CSC’s Cancer Support Helpline services and broadens the reach of APOS’ 12-year-old nationwide cancer counseling referral service. 


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