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ASCO and ESMO announce Consensus Statement on Quality Cancer Care

o health services should be provided without discrimination as to race, religion, gender, national origin, or disability.
  • Consent to treatment and choice: Patients should be empowered to participate in decision-making about their treatment and care.
  • Multidisciplinary cancer care: Optimal treatment of cancer should be provided by a multidisciplinary care team composed of medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, as well as palliative care specialists, nurses, and social workers.
  • Innovative cancer care: Patients should have the opportunity to participate in relevant clinical trials and to access innovative cancer therapies.
  • Survivorship care planning: Cancer survivors should be provided with a comprehensive care summary and follow-up plan.
  • Pain management, supportive and palliative care: Patients should have access to pain management, including the use of opioid analgesics, and other supportive care options.

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    Contact: Vanessa Pavinato
    media@esmo.org
    European Society for Medical Oncology
    2-Jun-2006


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