COA Mission Statement
The mission of COA is to protect and foster the community oncology delivery system in the United States through public policy, advocacy, and education. Because the majority of Americans battling cancer receive treatment in the community setting, ensuring the vitality of the community cancer care delivery system is imperative for patient well-being.
The major guiding principles of COA are as follows:
- COA is committed to patients and protecting their access to quality, affordable cancer care.
- COA is a non-profit, grassroots organization created by community oncology for community oncology.
- COA is focused solely on community cancer care in the United States.
- COA is governed by community oncologists who are committed to COA adhering to the highest standards of integrity and patient well-being.