ESMO Palliative and Supportive Care Working Group: Major Achievements

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

  • Published in the Annals of Oncology: European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Programme for the Integration of Oncology and Palliative Care: a 5-year review of the Designated Centres’ incentive programme
  • Revision of the 13 criteria for the ESMO Designated Centres of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care programme

2007

  • Survey on opioid drugs
  • Oncologist/Patient communication survey. The survey was designed to evaluate the important issue of communication between oncologists and patients with advanced cancer. It evaluated the communication practices between physicians and patient and the attitudes impacting communication dynamics and the decision-making process within the setting of life-threatening illness. Factors that impact communication styles and attitudes towards communication were also identified, taking into account the variables of geography, age, sexual experience and education.

2006

2003

1999

  • PCWG established

Last update: November 2015