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The name of the organization is `Indian Co-operative Oncology Network’, hereinafter referred to asICON


The purpose of forming the group is defined in the Mission Statement. It will function as an autonomous body of Indian Society of Medical & Pediatric Oncology.


Individual members are scientists who participate in the medical/ administrative/ ancillary conduct of group projects.

Applicants devoting more than 50% of their professional time to Oncology will be eligible for a Full membership. Applicants devoting less than 50% of their time to Oncology will be eligible for an Associate Membership.

Applicants pursuing a post graduate course in oncology will be eligible for a full membership. However, they will not be eligible to be on committees until they complete their post graduate training.

Full Members

Full members have the following privileges (with the exception previously mentioned) Participation in protocol design and coordination.

  • Registration and treatment of patients on appropriateICONprotocols.
  • Receipt of drugs allocated to theICONto conductICON.
  • Protocol studies (Licensed Physicians only).
  • Election or appointment to any position and/or any Committee of theICON.
  • Full voting rights.

Associate Members

Associate members will have the following privileges:

  • Registration and treatment of patients on appropriate ICON protocols.
  • Receipt of drugs allocated to the ICON to conduct ICON protocol studies (Licensed Physicians only).
  • Appointment to any position and/or any Committee of the ICON by invitation only.
  • No voting rights.

Affirmation of Integrity, Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality statements must be signed along with the application form.

A member is expected to attend at least one meeting of the ICON every year.

They are also expected to propose and help investigate new ideas and concepts in the various disciplines of Oncology.

Suspension and Revocation of Membership

This will require a two-thirds majority of both the managing committee and the general body unless criteria are fulfilled for automatic expulsion.

Managing Committee

The managing committee shall comprise of President, Vice-President, Co-ordinator and eight members (four regional and four national). These members shall be elected by the members of the general body for a period of three years by a simple majority - each member having one vote.

Regional Members

The four regional members shall represent the following territories:

  1. Northern Region: States of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi.
  2. Southern Region: States of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka.
  3. Western Region: States of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Madhya Pradesh.
  4. Eastern Region:  States of West Bengal, Orissa, Assam, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram.

All union territories will be represented within the respective regions.

In case of any vacancy in the managing committee before expiry of the term, special elections will be held. In the meantime, the managing committee shall appoint one full member to carry out the activities of each such post so vacated till special elections are held.

The managing committee member(s) is/are subject to recall by a two-thirds majority vote of the general body.

Other Committees

The managing committee shall help in appointing various committees (Disease/Scientific Advisory/ Data and Safety Monitoring, etc.) as and when needed for the smooth functioning of ICON.

In the case of Disease Committees the Chair will be appointed by the Managing Committee (two-thirds majority support required for all appointments/delegation of responsibility). In order to facilitate the bringing together of a working group, the Disease Chair will be entitled to appoint up to 50% of the members of the committee including the Vice-Chair. The managing committee will appoint the remaining members if it so desires, or it may delegate this responsibility to the Disease Chair.

Data and Safety Monitoring Committee will be constituted as described in the Data and Safety Monitoring Policy.

Scientific Advisory Committee will consist of senior medical oncologists and other persons whose expertise is desired by ICON. Non-ICON members may also be requested to serve on this committee.


ICON meetings of the general body shall be conducted once every calendar year. The managing committee meetings shall be conducted twice every calendar year. In addition interim meetings of the general body, managing committee and other committees shall be conducted as and when necessary, but not less than once a year.


Twenty-Five members constitute a quorum


Amendments have to be proposed by one full member and seconded by another. Proposed amendments must be informed to the ICON office with one month’s notice. Approval shall require a two-thirds majority vote of the managing committee and ratified by a two-thirds majority of the general body.