Musculoskeletal oncology in India has seen rapid progress in the last decade with various centres starting to provide this care across the country.
For sarcoma care to further evolve, generate new ideas and multi institute or multi disciplinary collaborations in the fields of basic research, patient care, biomaterials and prosthesis, there is a need for a common platform for interaction of people involved in sarcoma treatment in India.
The Indian Musculo Skeletal Oncology Society (IMSOS) is a step in this direction. It aims to "promote scientific, evidence based, comprehensive multidisciplinary management of bone and soft tissue sarcomas and encourage basic and clinical research."
IMSOS provides this common forum for interaction and mutual collaboration and aims to help foster training and education opportunities, promote dissemination of knowledge and aid in the development of treatment guidelines suitable for our socio cultural environment.
Membership is open to any to doctor, nurse, scientist, related health care worker or individual who is interested in the study of or management of sarcomas. It is only by working together that we can ultimately provide the best possible care to the maximum number of patients
In the words of Henry Ford "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success".