2016 has seen further revisions to the recommended training documents for physicians studying medical oncology. Advisers from both ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology) and ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) collaborated with experts from around the world to provide comprehensive training guidelines that now include sections on aspects of cancer care that are essential across all tumour groups:

  • Palliative and supportive care
  • Psychosocial aspects
  • Communication
  • Bioethical, legal and economic concerns

IPOS president, Dr Luzia Travado, worked with a colleague from the United States to contribute to the section on Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer (Section 5 in the draft document). The IQ News editors note with pride that several of the articles cited in this lengthy document as references were authored by IPOS members!!

A PDF of the entire document is available online and was available to conference delegates attending the ESMO conference in Copenhagen in early October.

For a press release from ESMO/ASCO regarding the revised Global Curriculum see the link here.