IPOS Reaches a new Milestone in Membership

IPOS is pleased to announce that we have reached a new milestone in that we now have 500 current members in more than 70 countries around the world. That’s 500 psycho-oncology voices at the table working to increase knowledge and awareness of the importance of psycho-oncology.

Founded in 1984, the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) was created to foster international multidisciplinary communication about clinical, educational and research issues that relate to the subspecialty of psycho-oncology and two primary psychosocial dimensions of cancer:

  1. Response of patients, families and staff to cancer and its treatment at all stages;
  2. Psychological, social and behavioral factors that influence tumor progression and survival.

People with cancer suffer from pain, fatigue, depression and anxiety, and so do their loved ones. Unfortunately, psychosocial care – dealing with the emotional and supportive aspects of cancer – has not yet been integrated into mainstream cancer care around the world. Our goal is to change this.

In 2014, IPOS celebrated its 30th anniversary and admission into official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO).

To find out more about Membership with IPOS, please go to https://ipos-society.org/apply/