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Postgraduate Training Curricula

Cancer treatment requires multidisciplinary collaboration between many specialties. In Europe, there are no uniform systems for the training of oncology specialists.

Several European societies have developed recommended core curricula for their respective disciplines including those representing the three major specialties: medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology:

  • Recommendations for a Global Core Curriculum in Medical Oncology, ESMO/ASCO Task Force on Global Curriculum in Medical Oncology
  • Recommended Core Curriculum for the specialist Training in Surgical Oncology within Europe, a proposal by the Education and Training Committee of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO)
  • Recommended Curriculum for the Specialist Training of Medical Practitioners in Radiotherapy (Radiation Oncology) within Europe, European Core Curriculum for Radiotherapists Working Party on the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and the European Board of Radiotherapy


ESMO logo 2010 res

European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

  Recommendations for a Global core curriculum in medical oncology    

ESSO Sept 2009 res


European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO)

    Core Curriculum    


European SocieTy for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO)

  European Curricula    


European Oncology Nursing Societies (EONS)


EONS Post-basic Curriculum in Cancer Nursing, 2005


EONS - Core Curriculum cancer in the Elderly





European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE)

  European Training Programme on Paediatric Haematology and Oncology    



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