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)

Valentini, V. and Abrahamsson, P.-A. and Aranda, S. K. and Astier, A. and Audisio, R. A. and Boniol, M. and Bonomo, L. and Brunelli, A. and Bultz, B. and Chiti, A. and De Lorenzo, F. and Eriksen, J. G. and Goh, V. and Gospodarowicz, M. K. and Grassi, L. and Kelly, J. and Kortmann, R. D. and Kutluk, T. and Plate, A. and Poston, G. and Saarto, T. and Soffietti, R. and Torresin, A. and van Harten, W. H. and Verzijlbergen, J. F. and von Kalle, C. and Poortmans, P. (2014) 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). Annals of Oncology, 25 (9). pp. 1863-1865. ISSN 1569-8041

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    Abstract

    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.