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Establishment of Medical Oncology Section within European Union of Medical Specialists: A Collaborative Effort for Achievement of Better Standards

Introduction: The Medical Oncology is a more recently recognized specialty that serves cancer patients through the course of their illness. It is not as yet fully recognized in some European countries and foundations.

Method: An initiative to establish Medical Oncology Section within UEMS is started in December 2014 by Turkish National Medical Association.

Results: These efforts succeeded with the fair cooperation at General Council and the section gained full function in April 2015. Cooperative efforts to reach mutual goals with ESMO started immediately.

Conclusion: The mutual respect and constructive cooperation within UEMS and later with ESMO gaining momentum to improve the quality of training and patients services for cancer patients within Europe.


Nazim Serdar Turhal, Jesper Grau Eriksen

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