Our Mission: to promote the utilization of Physician Assistants in the delivery of exceptional care to people with cancer and related disorders.

The Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology (APAO) is a non-profit 501(c) specialty organization affiliated with the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) that consists of physician assistants working in the field of oncology.  It is the only national organization representing PAs specializing in oncology.  Our members work in all oncology disciplines and practice in both clinical and research setting.



In 2015, the APAO was a proud supporter of original research on professional burnout and career satisfaction in Oncology PAs.

The APAO is pleased to announce its support for additional research to better understand provider wellness, collaborative practice, and career satisfaction among Oncology PAs.

On Monday, October 14, 2019, a new study will launch under the leadership of Eric Tetzlaff, PA-C and Heather Hylton, PA-C, and APAO members may receive an email invitation from Eric Tetzlaff, on behalf of the APAO, to participate in a web-based survey.

We understand your time is valuable and anticipate the survey will take <15 minutes to complete. Your participation is much appreciated and will provide greater insights into Oncology PA workforce.


The Benefits of Membership:

  • Free subscriptions to Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology, Health Monitor Network, and other journals...
  • 10% discount on new ASCO affiliate membership
  • Exclusive job posting access to members only
  • Access to online education opportunities in oncology
  • Discount on registration fees for our annual oncology CME conference
  • More opportunities to get involved in the organization that represents you--the oncology PA!
  • Much, much more!
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Member Engagement: APAO Needs YOU!

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?

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