Through COS, we strive to:

  • Increase and exchange knowledge in the field of oncology.
  • Promote the application of such knowledge in the prevention and diagnosis of cancer and the care of cancer patients and their families.
  • Promote interdisciplinary approaches to patient care and research in cancer.
  • Provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of scientific knowledge and advances in oncology.
  • Advocate appropriate oncologic content in the curricula of universities, colleges, and schools and in the programs of other training and educational bodies and organizations.
  • Further continuing education for groups and individuals involved in the care of patients who require special attention.
  • Support public cancer education programs.
  • Support and assist the Canadian Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute of Canada in their programs and activities and communicate and exchange information with other organizations interested in cancer.
  • Advise government and other agencies on the provision of health services relevant to oncology.