MDCSCO is dedicated to ensuring you stay informed during the COVID-19 crisis. Click above to find all of the latest resources from ASCO, ASH, COA, HOSS, and important Industry News related to the crisis.

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BREAKING NEWS: National healthcare organizations urge Governors and Insurance Commissioners throughout the country to support broad coverage and payment of telemedicine services even after the COVID-19 pandemic ends. Read the letters to the Governors and the Insurance Commissioners here.

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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MDCSCO is sharing this table containing telemedicine updates with the permission of the compiler. While this content is thought to be reliable, we suggest you verify the accuracy before taking action based on this information.

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CDC is working across the Department of Health and Human Services and across the U.S. government in the public health response to COVID-19.
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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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Upcoming Virtual Events


MDCSCO is offering a virtual event entitled "Structural Racism and the Practicing Oncologist: What to Recognize, What to Change" on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 8pm (reception with exhibits begins at 7pm).  The speaker will be Danielle Hairston, MD, Assistant Professor, C-L Psychiatry and Training Director, Psychiatry Residency, Howard University Hospital/College of Medicine.  This event is FREE for members.  Click here for more information and to register.

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), the world’s leading member-driven organization specifically dedicated to improving cancer patient outcomes by advancing the science and application of cancer immunotherapy, is offering a live virtual program on Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ (ACI) on Thursday, October 8th, 2020, from 2:30 to 8:30 pm. Click here for more information and to register.

Member News

Arun Bhandari, MDCSCO board member, has just been named to serve on the Maryland Health Care Commission. He also serves on the Maryland State Council of Cancer Control. Dr. Bhandari is with Chesapeake Oncology Hematology Associates in Annapolis.

ASCO Virtual Advocacy Day - September 16, 2020
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Current News

  • September 18, 2020 - CMS Finalizes Radiation Oncology Model - Find out more
  • September 16, 2020 - AACR Releases Its Inaugural Cancer Disparities Report - Find out more
  • September 1, 2020 - CMS Quietly Resumes Practice Audits, Find out more
  • August 14, 2020 - One of the nation’s leading cancer organizations today called for new actions to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes affecting racial and ethnic minorities, rural populations, sexual and gender minorities, people without insurance, and other disadvantaged populations. In a policy statement published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) argues that while progress has been made in raising awareness of disparities and driving research, the cancer community needs to take bolder, more aggressive steps to achieve equity for all patients. More information.


RxVantage recently shared a panel discussion of oncology experts from around the country who have exhibited impressive leadership amid COVID-19. These executives met via video conference to share experiences, discuss strategies that have worked (as well as those that have not), and their plans for moving forward. Click below to view each presentation: