The New Zealand Society for Oncology is a not for profit incorporated society. It brings together clinical oncologists and cancer researchers to promote exchange of new research ideas and clinical developments. It is hoped that this will improve the quality of both clinical care and cancer research, and make clinical oncologists and cancer researchers mutually supportive of one other. It is also intended that it provides a network for development of clinical trials, experimental therapies and facilitates the testing of new scientific hypotheses.
This Society runs an international meeting annually, which encourages young researchers both in the scientific area and the clinical area. The meetings are organised in turn by regional committees in each of the main centres, who strive to create balanced programmes of interest to both scientists and clinicians alike.