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.

ESMO 2018, Munich, Germany

The 5th ESMO Designated Centres Community Session and Awards - Improving research, education and clinical practice in oncology and palliative care took place during the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich, Germany on Sunday 21 October 2018. 


The pre-planned secondary analysis of the survey conducted in 2016 to characterise the structure, processes and outcomes of the palliative care programmes at ESMO Designated Centers is now available online in ESMO Open.

The first article on the 'Characterisitcs and level of integration of ESMO Designated Centres of integrated oncology and palliative care' was published in October 2016 in Annals of Oncology.