ESMO Designated Centres of Integrated Oncology & Palliative Care
The ESMO Designated Centres of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care accreditation programme was initiated in 2003, in which cancer centres can receive special recognition for achieving a high standard of integration of medical oncology and palliative care.
Cancer centres which provide comprehensive services in supportive and palliative care as part of their routine care can apply to receive the ESMO recognition as an "ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care". The ESMO designation is valid for three years and the centres can reapply. Learn more about the programme and how to apply (deadline: 15 April 2017)
ESMO Designed Centres survey
A survey has just been conducted to help us better understand the structure, processes and outcomes among these centres and to learn about novel approaches to attain integration. Find out more here.The abstract from this study was presented in the Supportive and palliative care Poster Discussion Session during ESMO 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark on Saturday 8 October 2016.
Nathan Cherny from the Shaare Zedek Medical Center discusses palliative medicine and the ESMO Designated Centres of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care and the ESMO Guide for Patients with Advanced Cancer with Dave Duplay, Chairman of Vital Options. Video produced by Vital Options International