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The field of Oncology Rehabilitation is moving forward at an unprecedented pace. Check back frequently for the most up-to-date news and information from APTA Oncology.

Oncology News

APTA Oncology remembers Sharon Marie (Johnson) Konecne
The oncology rehabilitation community lost an outstanding member when Sharon passed away in August, 2021, just before her 80th birthday. Sharon, once named the Colorado PT of the Year and Northwestern Alumnus of the Year, contributed greatly to APTA Oncology's mission throughout her career ...
Amy Tible Receives 2021 APTA Emerging Leader Award
Amy Tible, PT, DPT, MBA, Board-Certified Specialist in Oncologic PT, and Director of of Membership/Communications of our Residency Special Interest Group has been named a 2021 APTA Emerging Leader.
Nicole Stout appointed to WHO Development Group on the topic of cancer rehabilitation
APTA Oncology member, Nicole Stout, research assistant professor with the WVU School of Public Health and WVU Cancer Institute, has been appointed to a WHO Development Group on the topic of cancer rehabilitation.
Balance & Falls SIG seeking volunteers for PT Day of Service
The Balance and Falls SIG is excited to announce the initiative to screen adult (years 18+) outpatient/community oncology patients for balance impairments and fall risk at cancer centers across the nation.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to offer FREE NCI-sponsored training program in Geriatric Oncology
This program will provide didactic lectures and live role-play skills practice in patient-clinician communication, relevant to working with older oncology patients and their caregivers.
Mary Lou Galantino Advocates on behalf of clinicians, researchers, and cancer survivors
Dr. Galantino, APTA Oncology's representative on the Commission on Cancer, has been advocating for expanded access to telehealth and tele-mental health services.
Academy Member Awards Announced
We are thrilled to announce the 2021 APTA Oncology Member Awards:
Student & New Professional Subcommittee Chair Pens APTA Pulse Blog Post
Emma Schaberg O'Brien, SPT, CLT, RYT, Chair of the APTA Oncology Student & New Professional Subcommittee has written a blog post for APTA's Student Spotlight ...
APTA Oncology welcomes the second class of Board-Certified Specialists in Oncologic PT
APTA Oncology is proud to announce and offers congratulations to its second class of board-certified clinical specialists in oncologic physical therapy.

Member Awards

Know of a member who deserves recognition? Nominate them for an APTA Oncology Member Award! Deadline: October 1

Join the APTA Oncology ListServ

APTA Oncology's General Listerv is a very productive messaging system for answering your practice questions. In addition, we maintain specialized listservs for our special interest groups.

Resource Guide for Specialization

This document, prepared by APTA Oncology, is designed to help you in your preparation for the Oncology Specialist Certification Examination.


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Partners Program

Any PT or PTA living in a country other than the US or a healthcare provider from another discipline, not eligible for APTA membership, can take advantage of our membership benefits by becoming a Partner of APTA Oncology.


APTA Engage

Want to get involved? Check out APTA Engage for the latest volunteer opportunities within APTA Oncology. Check back often as new opportunities arise!

Clinical Research Grant

A clinical research grant is available to APTA Oncology members to assist with a one-year research study that investigates a question(s) of importance to adult or pediatric oncology or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) physical therapy.

Internship & Mentor Opportunities

Oncology rehab facilities across the country that are willing to offer clinical affiliations, and mentors who have volunteered to share their time and expertise.

Host a Regional Course in Your Area

APTA Oncology has several course offerings looking for partners to host. Click here to learn more.

Look Inside the Oncology Toolbox

What's in your Physical Therapy Bag of Tricks? Find more and contribute some.

Sign Up to Become a Volunteer

This Academy survives and thrives on it's exceptional line of volunteers. From experienced to clincians; if you want to be a leader, we have a position.

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Emma Schaberg O’Brien, SPT, CLT, RYT, Chair of the APTA Oncology Student & New Professional Subcommittee has written a blog post for APTA’s Student Spotlight, highlighting the importance and value of being a student member of APTA Oncology. View the blog post.