Founded in 1916, the American Radium Society is the oldest society devoted to the study and treatment of cancer. As a multidisciplinary organization, members include radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists and medical oncologists.
As its objectives, the Society :
- Promotes the study of cancer in all of its aspects
- Encourages liaison among the various medical specialists and allied scientists concerned with the treatment of cancer
- Continues scientific study of the treatment of the cancer patient through its annual meeting and educational publications