The Maryland and District of Columbia Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (“MDCSCO”) is committed to improving the quality and delivery of care in medical oncology in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. We promote appropriate standards of care in oncology and cooperate with investigators conducting cancer research.

In addition, we assist in the continuing education of oncologists and educate the public, the government, insurance carriers, and other health care providers about appropriate prevention of cancer and other therapeutic options for patients with cancer.

We encourage you to join more than 400 current members in providing the leadership in our progressive future. Click here to find out more about our membership.

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As of January 1, 2021, there will be significant changes to the office and outpatient Evaluation and Management (E&M) services (CPT ® codes 99202-99215) for both new and established patients.

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The Maryland and District of Columbia Society of Clinical Oncology now offers FREE professional memberships to physician oncologists. Click here for the flyer.

As a member, you get the following benefits:

  • Free attendance at ALL MDCSCO events.
  • A legislative voice on issues of high priority to the practice of oncology.
  • Being a member of one of the U.S.'s strongest ASCO state affiliates and representation at ASCO.
  • Representation at NCCN.
  • Opportunity to be considered for elected office and other leadership roles within MDCSCO.

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MDCSCO October 24, 2018
Membership and Awards Dinner
Award Recipient Sheila Ross



(See the event calendar for more info!)
All dates are tentative, subject to change. Locations will be announced when finalized.

February 25 - San Antonio Breast Cancer Update
in Collaboration with the Maryland Breast Cancer Coalition

Four Seasons, Baltimore
200 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202
complimentary parking validation

6:15 pm - Reception with Exhibits
7:15 pm - Dinner and Program

Topics Include:

  • SABCS - Systemic Therapy Review
    Erika P. Hamilton, MD
    Director, Breast and Gynecologic Research Program,
    Sarah Cannon Research Institute/Tennessee Oncology
    TriStar Health, Nashville, TN
  • SABCS - Local/Regional Therapy Review (Radiation)
    Fariba Asrari, MD, Director, Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Center
    Johns Hopkins Greenspring Station, Senior Radiation Oncologist
    Radiation Oncology & Molecular Radiation Sciences
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • SABCS - Local/Regional Therapy Review (Surgical)
    Lorraine Tafra, MD
    Director, The Rebecca Fortney Breast Center
    Associate Chair, Director Academic Affairs
    Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD

Free for MDCSCO and MBCC members and their guests.

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General MDCSCO, MBCC members and GuestsClick here to register.

Corporate Members and exhibitors, Click here to register.


Next Events

March 25 - Wednesday Public Affairs Dinner
April 29 - Wednesday - Allied Professionals Dinner
June 17 - Wednesday - ASCO Update
September 30 - Wednesday - Hot Topics
December 2 - Wednesday - Industry Spotlight

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NEW! Directive and order of the MD Secretary of Health!
There is a new requirement for Maryland physicians and health care providers to report suspected vaping illnesses to the local health departments, as well as for physicians and health care providers to take additional steps.

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Letter from Senator Bill Ferguson to MD Senators on Assignments

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The Maryland Insurance Administration has developed a new webpage for health care providers with information and complaint processes related to:
1) prompt pay/clean claims;
2) retroactive denial of claims/recoupment;
3) credentialing; and
4) when you are not on a carriers HMO or provider panel.

Click here for more.