Still a long way to go to achieve multidisciplinarity for the benefit of patients: commentary on the ESMO position paper (Annals of Oncology 25(1): 9-15, 2014)

V. Valentini, P.-A. Abrahamsson, S. K. Aranda, A. Astier, R. A. Audisio, M. Boniol, L. Bonomo, A. Brunelli, B. Bultz, A. Chiti, F. De Lorenzo, J. G. Eriksen, V. Goh, M. K. Gospodarowicz, L. Grassi, J. Kelly, R. D. Kortmann, T. Kutluk, A. Plate, G. PostonT. Saarto, R. Soffietti, A. Torresin, W. H. van Harten, J. F. Verzijlbergen, C. von Kalle, P. Poortmans

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The paper by ESMO ‘The current and future role of the medical oncologist in the professional care for cancer patients: a position paper by the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)’ [1] conveys some important key messages for the whole oncology community. A working group (WG) involving 21 oncology and related societies would like to comment on the paper from a multidisciplinary perspective in the conviction that a more transparent and open definition of individual professional roles better supports the patients' care and facilitates best practices and progress in comprehensive cancer care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1863-1865
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Oncology
Issue number9
Early online date10 Jul 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2014


  • humans
  • medical oncology
  • neoplasms
  • physician's role

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