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The ESCAT Scale - Ranking Genomic Alterations

  • 03 May 2019
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By prioritising genomic alterations by their evidence-based clinical actionability, the ESMO Scale for Clinical Actionability of molecular Targets (ESCAT) aims to support oncologists in taking clinical decisions. While previous scales were tailored to specific national or institutional programmes, ESMO's tool is developed to go beyond regulatory approval specific to geographical location.

 

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Rare Cancers: Expanding the Network

  • 03 May 2019
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In the last decade, international cooperative efforts have changed a lot in terms of how rare cancers are diagnosed, treated and managed. Networks such as Rare Cancers Europe and its recently launched Asia-Pacific counterpart Rare Cancers Asia are having a key role in improving standards of care globally. Despite the many successes, it is a long way ahead. What is yet to be done?

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Feature: AI and Big Data in Oncology - How Ready Are We?

  • 03 May 2019
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The availability of larger volumes of data is already a reality in healthcare and represents an opportunity for clinicians to improve cancer care. However, technical and socio-cultural issues limit their use in practice. ESMO has launched a Big Data Taskforce aiming to address these issues.

 

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Spotlight: Learning from Different Oncology Practice Settings

  • 27 Mar 2018
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How does the day-to-day management of oncology vary across the different types of practice settings and what does it mean for the average medical oncologist? We asked oncologists from a general hospital, an academic centre and private practice what they considered to be the main challenges and advantages of their particular workplace environment and what the different settings could learn from each other.

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Spotlight: How Specialised Education can Improve Clinical Practice

  • 27 Mar 2018
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Education is the lifeblood of ESMO and the Society prides itself on delivering the type of education that will benefit patients and doctors at the level of daily practice. To this end, ESMO made the decision several years ago to change the focus of its education to target oncologists by tumour type and specialisation. We spoke to the Chair of ESMO's Educational Committee and to several ESMO Faculty Coordinators about some of the key aspects of the change and why a more specialised education is important.

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Spotlight : The Medical Oncologist's Role in the Multidisciplinary Team - Observations from Around Europe

  • 27 Mar 2018
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Multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) are commonly acknowledged as the gold standard of care for patients with cancer. To find out what role the medical oncologist plays within the MDT, we asked specialists from across Europe to explain how they see the situation in their own country.

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Spotlight: Emphasising the Practice in the ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines

  • 27 Mar 2018
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The ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are used by clinicians around the world and reflect the Society’s commitment to integrated and sustainable cancer care. ESMO recently made the decision to enhance the practice element of the CPGs in order to ensure that they remain useful for clinicians who are facing increasingly demanding work schedules. Has this change been successful? Read on to find out what those creating the guidelines and those using them in clinical practice think.

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Feature: Piecing Together The Melanoma Jigsaw

  • 22 Jun 2017
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In less than a decade, melanoma has seen a number of impressive treatment advances that have transformed the outcome of patients with this disease. Teresa Amaral, a medical oncologist from Portugal who is currently investigating the treatment of melanoma in patients with brain metastases as part of her PhD, gives us a glimpse into the fast-moving world of melanoma research.

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Liquid Biopsies: Poised to Revolutionise Cancer Care

  • 09 Jun 2017
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Liquid biopsy is a perfect example of how translational research can improve the lives of cancer patients. Caroline Dive, Professor of Pharmacology at Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, is passionate about the potential of this technology. Here she tells us why she thinks liquid biopsies look set to take the cancer world by storm.

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ESMO Preceptorships: allowing the humanity to surface

  • 14 Apr 2017
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With the obvious objective of updating medical knowledge, these dynamic and interactive preceptorships also push participants to enhance their communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and to become more patient-focused.

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Member Focus: ESMO Globetrotters

  • 07 Apr 2017
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Anyone wondering what it would be like to work in oncology in a country where you don’t speak the language and where the healthcare system is dramatically different to that in your own country will learn a lot from Gil Morgan and Bishal Gyawali, ESMO members who have done just that.

 

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A Global Curriculum for a Global Age

  • 31 Mar 2017
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The ESMO/ASCO Global Curriculum is a set of common guidelines offering a global perspective of the clinical training required for physicians to qualify as medical oncologists. We talked to the developers, trainers and a trainee about the importance of the curriculum and the recent updates.

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Fatima Cardoso: Oncologist and Advocate, Fighting for Cancer Patients

  • 24 Mar 2017
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Director of the Breast Unit at the Champalimaud Clinical Center, Fatima Cardoso has dedicated her life to the care of patients with advanced breast cancer. Here she tells readers why she is so passionate about these ‘forgotten’ patients

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Attracting the Brightest and the Best to Oncology: The ESMO-ESO course for medical students

  • 20 Feb 2017
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With two successful years now under its belt, we had a delve around to find out why this course is speaking to many medical students

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