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The United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) is a Registered Charity (1136972) run voluntarily by cancer nurses for cancer nurses. UKONS was founded in 2005. UKONS holds an annual conference in November each year, publishes a fortnightly newsletter, holds multiple cancer nurse education events throughout the year and collaborates with multiple organisations that support the development of specialist cancer nurses. UKONS vision is to ‘Promote excellence in the nursing management and care of all those directly and indirectly affected by cancer in all four countries of the UK’, by inspiring cancer nursing through the support of cancer nurses in their research, learning and development. We work at local, regional and national levels to ensure that UKONS is a voice for all cancer nurses across the UK. By engaging with the educational and developmental needs of our members we also play an advisory role in the development of cancer guidelines and policy. Membership is free: UKONS currently has over 7000 members, the majority of whom are cancer nurses working in the UK. to find out more please visit our website at:


The Royal Marsden School
The Royal Marsden has a vital role in championing change and improvement in cancer care through research and innovation, education, and leading-edge practice. We are incredibly proud of our international reputation for pushing the boundaries and for our ground-breaking work ensuring our patients receive the very best and latest in cancer treatment and care.

The School was established at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in 2002. It was created to help share the knowledge and expertise of The Royal Marsden – a role we still carry out today. Unlike any other academic provider, it is firmly embedded within clinical practice.  While the core academic team are all highly qualified and experienced educators and clinicians, we also work in collaboration with clinical experts and researchers from across the RM. They make a significant contribution to the School’s educational development and activity. It is because of this unique educational model that we have an exemplary reputation as a leading, commercially viable provider of specialist cancer education to local, national, and international healthcare professionals and commissioners of education

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Asian Oncology Nursing Society
The Asian Oncology Nursing Soiety (AONS) is a professional association for cancer nurses in the Asia region. Our vision is that cancer patients will receive best care from cancer nurses who are well prepared in providing high quality and science-based care.
Our mission is to contribute to cancer nursing in the Asia region through the following charitable, educational and scientific purposes: 1) The collaborative exchange of clinical practice, education and research among AONS members; 2) Improving cancer care through exposing nurses to the latest evidence-based nursing practices; 3) Developing the nursing leadership in cancer care in Asia.

Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing is an official journal of AONS. For more information, please access the website

The 5th Asian Oncology Nursing Virtual Conference will be held on 17-19 November 2021. Please access the conference website for more information 


AORTIC is dedicated to the facilitation of research and training as well as the provision of relevant and accurate information on the prevention, early diagnosis, treatment, and palliation of cancer, including increasing public awareness of cancer and reducing the stigma associated with it. We strive to unite the African continent in achieving its goal to reduce the cancer burden on the continent and improve outcomes of the cancer patient in Africa through collaboration with health ministries and global cancer organisations.

Addressing the cancer burden and its disproportionate impact on developing countries is an urgent task that calls for increased international partnerships and collaborations. A task that AORTIC has undertaken in order to build capacity for cancer advocacy, research and training in Africa.

AORTIC Mission
Transform cancer control in Africa through collaboration in education, Research Committee and delivery of equitable and timely interventions to minimise the impact of cancer.

Africa, a continent where all have universal access to cancer care.


Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation
The Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation (CNMF), established in 1973, works with its membership: national nursing and midwifery associations from Commonwealth countries, affiliates, associates and individual members, in order to influence health policy, develop nursing networks, improve nursing standards and competence, and strengthen nursing leadership throughout the Commonwealth. The CNMF maintains close links with Commonwealth bodies and civil society organisations within the Commonwealth ‘family’ and liaises with international and regional nursing, midwifery and health bodies. These links enable the CNMF to plan strategically on issues of concern to nursing and midwifery in a global context. The CNMF participates actively in the work of Commonwealth bodies: the Commonwealth Foundation, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and the Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance. The strategic directions for the CNMF focus on seven key areas: governance, administration, finance, projects, communication, liaison, and membership. The CNMF communicates with members through its website ( and a monthly e-News, keeping members up to date with important information and events. Current project work focus is on nursing and midwifery regulation and standards; mental health; and maternal and child health. The CNMF hosts an international conference each two years, the next conference will be held in London in March 2022.


ecancer is a UK charity which provides accessible, high-quality educational content, free to the global oncology community, with a mission to raise the standards of care for cancer patients across the world. ecancer has provided free educational resources for the international oncology nursing community for over 10 years. These resources have been engaged with over a million times and include journal articles, educational videos and e-learning. ecancer particularly aims to support oncology nurses in Lower and Middle Income Countries in order to reduce healthcare disparities.

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International Children’s Palliative Care Network
The International Children’s Palliative Care Network is delighted to be endorsing the London Global Cancer Week Day on The global Power of Oncology Nursing. ICPCN is a global network of organisations and individuals working in the field of palliative care for children. Our vision is that all children with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and their families, will have seamless access to palliative care in order to alleviate serious health-related suffering and enhance their quality of life. An estimated 21.1 million children worldwide would benefit from receiving good palliative care but less than 5% have access to such support. Over 70% of countries provide little or no palliative care for children and services are most needed in low and middle income countries where 95% of children who would benefit from palliative care cannot access it.

ICPCN works across five main areas: Communication; Advocacy; Research, Education; and Strategic Development. Many millions of children are dying in unnecessary pain and suffering with their families forced to cope without any support. Thus ICPCN’s work is crucial – ensuring that good practice and provision is replicated around the world, tailored in line with local circumstances.

Please join ICPCN and become part of our global network, with over 3,600 members from 130 countries. You can join by completing the form on the ICPCN website – membership is free.


International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care
(ISNCC) is an international membership organization of oncology nurse leaders dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people at risk for or living with cancer, promoting the nurse’s role in improving cancer care, and developing nursing leadership in cancer care delivery. 

ISNCC was established in 1984  with a vision to lead the global nursing community in cancer control and a mission to maximize the influence of nursing to reduce the global burden of cancer.

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Macmillan Cancer Support
At Macmillan, we give people with cancer everything we’ve got. If you’re diagnosed, your worries are our worries. We will move mountains to help you live life as fully as you can. And we don’t stop there. We’re going all out to find ever better ways to help people with cancer, helping to bring forward the day when everyone gets life-transforming support from day one. We’ll do whatever it takes.

We have up to date resources, tools and information to help you as health and care professionals to support people living with cancer. Find our more here. You can also join our new learning and communications hub to access useful learning and development tools, resources and courses to help you in your role. This platform allows you to:

  • network with other health and social care professionals and share best practice
  • access trusted resources and tools to support you in your daily work
  • take part in evidence-based learning, from bite-size e-learning to in-depth courses

We know you are as passionate as us about people living with cancer getting the highest standard of care and we’re here to help connect you with other professionals and offer high quality courses and resources at your fingertips. Complete this form to sign up today

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SBEO – Brazilian Society of Oncology Nursing

Founded on November 13, 1988, SBEO is a non-profit civil, cultural and scientific entity.

It is an organization for the fight against cancer and for representing the scientific, cultural and professional interests of its members.

Our society aims to:

  • Represent the scientific, cultural and professional interests of its associates
  • Represent Oncology Nursing in Brazil with national and international Nursing entities.
  • Establish a minimum mandatory curriculum for the training of specialist nurses in Oncology Nursing.
  • Issue opinions on issues related to the specialty.
  • Promote the publication of scientific works of interest to the specialty, as well as disseminating national norms for fighting cancer among lay people and carrying out campaigns with the competent organizations in the fight against cancer in the country.
  • Grant titles of Specialist in Oncology Nursing, based on the criteria established by the Scientific Council of SBEO and in accordance with current professional legislation.
  • Organize and carry out scientific events in the field of Oncology Nursing.

International Society of Paediatric Oncology
SIOP, founded in 1969, is the only global multidisciplinary society entirely devoted to paediatric and adolescent cancer. Over 1800 members worldwide from a wide range of healthcare specialties, including a strong and influential nursing voice, are dedicated to improving childhood cancer care regardless of patients’ geographic location. SIOP’s vision is that no child should die of cancer – cure for more and care for all. By promoting and advancing basic, clinical, and other research, and by supporting collaborative opportunities, SIOP members translate scientific discovery to improve survival chances and quality of care for children and adolescents with cancer. SIOP also prioritizes parent and caregiver support and recognizes children and adolescents are members of families needing attention as well. SIOP is advocating globally on behalf of all patients and families to ensure access to the best diagnosis, treatment, care and survivorship in consideration of locally available resources.


Teenage Cancer Trust
Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”. They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through the toughest times they may have faced. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to meeting this vital need.

Teenage Cancer Trust’s world-leading care and support puts young people in the best possible place, physically, mentally and emotionally, for their cancer treatment and beyond.

Each year, their specially trained nurses and youth workers support hundreds of teenagers and young adults in 28 units in hospitals nationwide, as well as helping many more in local hospitals and at home.

And the charity’s post-treatment events bring young people with cancer together so they can meet others who know what they’re going through and support one another.

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UKASCC is a new multidisciplinary association with a mission: supportive care makes excellent cancer care possible: 

Supportive care in cancer is the prevention and management of the adverse effects of cancer and its treatment. This includes management of physical and psychological symptoms and side effects across the continuum of the cancer experience from diagnosis through treatment to post-treatment care. Supportive care aims to improve the quality of rehabilitation, secondary cancer prevention, survivorship, and end-of-life care.

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