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Who We Are & What We Do

The Association of Pediatric Surgical Oncology (APSO) is a specialty section of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons formerly known as Surgical Oncology Section (SOS). This section encompasses a multi-specialty member base of Pediatric Surgeons, Pediatric Onco-surgeons, Pediatric Oncologists, Pediatric Onco-radiologists, Pediatric Onco-pathologists and all those who are involved with care of children with cancer. Since it's inception in 2007 with the efforts of the then Hon. Secretary of IAPS Prof. Yogesh Kumar Sarin, this section has been propagating and working towards a common cause of enhancing the level of care of the children afflicted with solid tumors in the several age groups including the neonatal and infantile periods. APSO has been growing rapidly since 2018 in terms of strengthening of the member base, academic activities, recognition and establishment as a self-sufficient entity, etc. (as of November 2021, the Association had 173 Life members, 48 Associate members and 17 International Honorary members).

APSO aims at achieving much more in the future such as creating a platform for the regular training and learning modules for all of us, especially the students and the young consultants, creating public awareness modules via pamphlets, videos, etc.,creating Journal/Newsletter of this association, forming study groups for different solid tumors and collaborate with other study groups in the country and abroad, liaision with the Government on providing adequate facilities for appropriate treatment of children with solid tumors, collaborating the effort of all the members so that we can bring happiness in the lives of children affected by cancer. It's no doubt a challenging task, nevertheless to make the future bright for the children on this earth, we need to go the extra mile now and this is beautifully presented in the famous quote of Mahatma Gandhi

“ The future depends on what we do in the present ”

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  • To promote and encourage the development and advancement of Pediatric Surgical Oncology as a specialty.

  • To encourage scientific and research work in the specialty.

  • To hold meetings for scientific discussion, CME, conference, workshops, and organize exhibition and event of instruments and books for technical improvement.




Dissemination of knowledge of pediatric surgical oncology in our country and beyond.


Judicious and appropriate treatment to children with solid tumors.


Not just treat, beat the disease and give the child a tumor free life.

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