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Establishment of Medical Oncology Section within European Union of Medical Specialists: A Collaborative Effort for Achievement of Better Standards

Nazim Serdar Turhal, Jesper Grau Eriksen

Introduction: The Medical Oncology is a more recently recognized specialty that serves cancer patients through the course of their illness. It is not as yet fully recognized in some European countries and foundations.

Method: An initiative to establish Medical Oncology Section within UEMS is started in December 2014 by Turkish National Medical Association.

Results: These efforts succeeded with the fair cooperation at General Council and the section gained full function in April 2015. Cooperative efforts to reach mutual goals with ESMO started immediately.

Conclusion: The mutual respect and constructive cooperation within UEMS and later with ESMO gaining momentum to improve the quality of training and patients services for cancer patients within Europe.