The Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers (FSOSW) is a state-wide organization for professional social work clinicians, administrators, educators, and researchers. FSOSW has structured the state organization into 14 regions to promote state unification of all social workers as a core profession in oncology.

The Florida Division of the American Cancer Society and a Social Work Advisory Committee established FSOSW in 1983 to support social workers dedicated to the enhancement of psychosocial services to cancer patients and their families. The organization’s primary functions include maintaining the standards of oncology social work practice, offering professional education programs, and providing a valuable network of resource services to its members.


  • Promote the highest professional standards and ethics in practice on oncology social work;
  • Foster communication and support among oncology social workers;
  • Advance oncology social work practice and knowledge through regional and state continuing education;
  • Advocate for programs and policies to meet the psychosocial needs of oncology patients and their families;
  • Promote liaison activities with the American Cancer Society and other professional organizations.