The Kentucky Society of Clinical Oncology (KYSCO) was organized in 1999 for advocacy, education and communication for medical oncologists. In 2007 KYSCO expanded membership to include hematologists and other professionals on the cancer care team.
KYSCO is dedicated to the delivery of highest possible quality patient care in the state of Kentucky. It provides a forum to exchange ideas and represents by representing the interests of cancer providers and their patients before governmental entities, insurance carriers, pharmaceutical companies and the public. KYSCO is a state affiliate for the American Society of Clinical Oncology and works closely with other health care organizations such as the American Society of Hematology, Kentucky State Medical Association and patient advocacy groups.
Cancer care and treatment options continue to rapidly evolve and non-physicians (the government and insurers) continue to become more involved in the decisions involving the delivery of that care. KYSCO is working hard to protect patient needs and outcomes and the ability of physicians to provide quality care in a variety of treatment settings. We are committed to assisting our members to adapt to and influence the complex challenges of managed care, legislation and government regulations.
Kentucky Society of Clinical Oncology
550M Ritchie Highway, #271
Miranda Sloan, Executive Director
Areas of Interest
KYSCO has a number of priorities, including:
The mission of KYSCO is to facilitate improvements for Kentucky physician specialties in any kind of practice of hematology, oncology, or both. Specific improvements include: