ESMO Palliative and Supportive Care Working Group: Major Achievements

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

  • Joint publication in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and the Annals of Oncology: ASCO-ESMO consensus statement on quality cancer care
  • ESMO Handbook of Advanced Cancer Care

2003

  • ESMO 'Designated Centre' in integrated oncology and palliative care programme
  • ESMO takes a stand on supportive and palliative care
  • Workshop on palliative care

1999

  • PCWG established