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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

Federal Legislation Update
April 2022 Update on Federal Legislation.
Announcement for Oncology PT Specialization Exam Virtual Item Writers Workshops for 2022
Do You Want to be an Item Writer? The item writing workshops are a great way to engage and to learn about constructing good test questions.
Congratulations to the newly elected Balance & Falls SIG leaders!
Thank you for offering your time and expertise. Officers shall assume their duties at the close of CSM 2022 in February.
Congratulations to our newly-elected leaders!
Thank you to all members who participated in this election. Welcome to our newly elected leaders who will begin their terms at CSM 2022:
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.
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.
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.
COVID-19 resources now available via ACSO, NCI, and NCCN
Looking for additional resources on how to optimize care for patients with cancer during the pandemic?
Update from Mary Lou Galantino, Commission on Cancer Representative
Mary Lou Galantino, the Academy's representative to the Commission on Cancer (CoC) has provided an update, which includes the 2020 CoC Standards. Please see the additional cross walk document which was developed to facilitate implementation of these standards.

Booth Signup

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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.

April 2022 Update on Federal Legislation