The Kentucky Association of Medical Oncology (KAMO) was organized in 1999 for advocacy, education and communication for medical oncologists. In 2007 KAMO expanded membership to include hematologists and other professionals on the cancer care team.
KAMO is dedicated to the delivery of highest possible quality patient care in the state of Kentucky. It provides a forum to exchange ideas and represents by representing the interests of cancer providers and their patients before governmental entities, insurance carriers, pharmaceutical companies and the public. KAMO is a state affiliate for the American Society of Clinical Oncology and works closely with other health care organizations such as the American Society of Hematology, Kentucky State Medical Association and patient advocacy groups.
Cancer care and treatment options continue to rapidly evolve and non-physicians (the government and insurers) continue to become more involved in the decisions involving the delivery of that care. KAMO is working hard to protect patient needs and outcomes and the ability of physicians to provide quality care in a variety of treatment settings. We are committed to assisting our members to adapt to and influence the complex challenges of managed care, legislation and government regulations.
Board of Trustees
Aruna Arekapudi, MD President
Kentucky Association of Medical Oncology
550M Ritchie Highway, #271
Miranda Sloan, Executive Director
The mission of KAMO is to facilitate improvements for Kentucky physician specialties in any kind of practice of hematology, oncology, or both. Specific improvements include:
Areas of Interest
KAMO has a number of priorities, including: