To promote the utilization of
Physician Assistants in the delivery
of exceptional care to people with cancer and related disorders


APAO Mixer and Membership Event
Monday, May 26, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 617-532-4600

The Annual APAO Mixer and Membership Event will take place during the upcoming 42nd AAPA Annual IMPACT Conference in Boston, MA. We welcome all APAO members, prospective members and PA students. The meeting will include a welcome dinner, networking and information sharing. Your RSVP is requested so we know how many dinners to order. There is no charge for this event. IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, please email apao@kmgnet.com with your name, no later than May 21, 2014.

Come and network with other oncology Physician Assistant colleagues from around the country and learn more about APAO and how to become more involved!


The APAO 16th Annual Conference held September 19-22, 2013 in Philadelphia was a great success! THANK YOU to all of you who attended and especially to our speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and the conference planning committee. It was a joint effort and was very well-received.

Mark your calendars for the 17th Annual Conference which will be held September 10-14, 2014 at the Sheraton Austin at the Capitol, Austin, TX.


Member Engagement:


The strength and future of the APAO depends upon dedicated members!
Please consider volunteering your time and talents to APAO projects, efforts, or committees! You can make a difference with APAO while building your network of contacts, strengthening your resume and qualifications, and helping to promote the oncology PA profession and ultimately improving patient care.


Would you please consider joining our APAO volunteer workforce?

CLICK HERE for more information on getting involved!


2014 APAO Scholarship Now Available for PA Students!

-Up to $2,500 will be awarded to a deserving PA student at the APAO Membership Meeting being held in May 2014 during the AAPA National Conference in Boston, MA
-Applicant must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in oncology
-Must be an AAPA member (or applicant) and enrolled in a ARC-PA-accredited program
-Minimum GPA is 3.0 (or PASS/FAIL equivalent)
- For additional information and a comprehensive list of eligibility criteria, please see the attached flyer or visit the APAO Website at http://apao.cc/node/31
-Deadline: April 20, 2014

**For questions/additional information, please E-mail Apryl Sarabia, PA-C at apryl.sarabia@gmail.com



APAO Conference

The Focus Under Forty™ Curriculum

Each year, more than 70,000 adolescents and young adults are diagnosed with cancer.  Get tips and tools on how to address the specific needs of this patient population, which often get overlooked.
APAO has partnered with Livestrong and ASCO University® to bring you this series of free, CME-accredited, eLearning activities aimed specifically at caring for patients between the ages of 15-39.

Curriculum Includes Courses on:

  • Cancer Care
  • Clinical Trials
  • Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Role of the Primary Care Physician in Cancer Care
  • Fertility Preservation Issues in Females
  • Fertility Preservation Issues in Males
  • Melanoma
  • Supportive Care
  • Survivorship

For more information, please click here.  

For more information about other collaborative efforts with ASCO, please click here.

Become an APAO Volunteer

The following committees represent some key initiatives in helping APAO expand our membership, increase our services, and reach our goals.

  1. Membership
  2. Professional Practice Network (Hospital/ Academic Center and Community Oncology Network)
  3. Education/ CME
  4. Website/ Newsletter
  5. National Advocacy and Legislation 
  6. Student Outreach and Scholarship
  7. Conference Planning

Would you please consider joining our APAO volunteer workforce?  Click here for more information.

Other volunteer opportunities may include serving as an APAO liaison to other oncology groups. If you are interested in volunteering in any of the above committees, or even other areas not listed, please contact us, or contact the APAO committee chair.

We look forward to your participation and continued involvement with the APAO!


Heather Hylton, PA-C

APAO President 2012 - 2013