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Welcome to  the  South African Society of Medical Oncology.

The official society of health care professionals treating cancer by systemic means. Here you will find information on different types of cancer and treatment options.

SASMO seeks to improve patient treatment options and access to care. A core objective is to support and work with both patient groups and cancer study groups to further all aspects of cancer research in SA, promoting collaboration between specialists in different fields of oncology, including the clinical and experimental field.


SASMO represents and furthers the interests of medical oncologists and oncology patients in the healthcare sector. We seek to participate in, and make submissions to all relevant forums – such as health sector industry bodies, government departments, legislative bodies – where oncology matters are discussed.

Oncology is a multidisciplinary field which has a significant impact on the private and public health sectors and pharmaceutical industries. An increasing number of cancer patients are receiving multimodal treatments involving surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.