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Enable qualified members primarily interested in the care of patients with malignant GU diseases to meet for the purpose of discussion, development and implementation of ideas to improve care.


  • 1984SUO started by founding members
  • 1986SUO Spring Meeting at Annual AUA Meeting begins
  • 1988Annual Reception and Banquet begins at AUA
  • 1994The Whitmore Lectureship is established, the 1st of many SUO awards and lectureships
  • 2000SUO Winter Meeting at NIH begins
  • 2000The journal Urologic Oncology becomes official SUO journal
  • 2000SUO Accredited Fellowship are formalized
  • 2004The Young Urologic Oncologists Section (YUO) is created
  • 2007The Oncology Knowledge Assessment Test (OKAT) exam begins
  • 2008The Clinical Trial Consortium is founded
  • 2014The SUO celebrates its 30th anniversary
  • 2014The SUO/UCF Research Scholarship Program begins
  • 2016The SUO/EAU Exchange Lectureship begins
  • 2017The SUO/EAU Exchange Scholarship Program begins
  • 2018The SUO Visiting Professor Program begins

Primary Objectives

  • Stimulate research and teaching in urologic oncology
  • Disseminate the principles of urologic oncology to medical profession at large
  • Bring urologists into a Society whose work is entirely/principally in malignant disease
  • Being the most qualified organization on matters of urologic oncology
  • Standardize fellowship training in urologic oncology