The Washington State Medical Oncology Society (WSMOS) was formed in 1993. WSMOS membership represents a majority of the medical cancer specialists treating cancer patients in Washington. Our mission is to provide advocacy for cancer patients and to promote standards of excellence for high-quality cancer care.

The primary interests of the Society are:

  • To identify and work to improve oncology practice issues that adversely affect patient access to cancer care
  • To act as a patient advocate to assure that patients have access to the best available care
  • To support and encourage clinical research against cancer

In order to carry out these interests, some of the goals for the Society include:

  • Affect legislation and public policy relative to patient access to cancer care
  • Act as a resource on the "accepted medical practices" associated with cancer care
  • Provide a forum for education of our members on current technologies and their role as accepted medical practices
  • Provide communications to our members and others on issues affecting patient access to cancer care and the practice of oncology


  • Jennie Crews, M.D.
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Sibel Blau, M.D.
    Immediate Past-President
    Northwest Medical Specialties
  • Jonathan C. Britell, M.D.
  • Blair Irwin, M.D.

Board of Trustees

  • Arvind Chaudhry, M.D., PhD
    Summit Cancer Centers
  • Edmond A. Marzbani, M.D.

  • Jeffery C. Ward, M.D.
    Swedish Cancer Institute
    21605 76th Avenue West, Suite 200
    Edmonds, WA 98026-7507
  • John Rieke, M.D., FACP, FACR
    MultiCare Regional Cancer Centers
    1003 South 5th Street
    Tacoma, WA
  • Jorge Chaves, M.D.
    Northwest Medical Specialties
  • Matthew Lonergan
    Willamette Valley Cancer Institute
  • Ndegwa Njuguna, M.D.
    Northwest Medical Specialties
  • Richard A. McGee, M.D., F.A.C.P.
    True North Oncology Consultants
    Edmonds, WA
  • Thomas E. Boyd, M.D.
    Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center
    Country Club Campus, 520 Country Club Road
    Eugene, Oregon 97401
  • Vicky Jones, M.D.
    North Star Lodge Cancer Center
    1211 North 16th Ave
    Yakima, WA
  • Vincent J. Picozzi, Jr., M.D., MMM
    Virginia Mason Medical Center
    Seattle, WA 98111