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Date:12/3/2007

form of clinical trials.

Currently, however, the specialty of medical oncology is not formally recognized by the European Union. Discussions within the EU have been ongoing for some time in a continuing and concerted effort on the part of medical professionals from across the continent to achieve that recognition.

We urge patients and politicians to voice their support for the recognition of medical oncology as a specialty, and to agree on minimum training periods, says Pascale Blaes, Director of the ESMO Brussels office.

Oncologists and cancer patients across the EU will be watching the outcome closely, because of the growing urgency to keep cancer as a high priority on the EU healthcare agenda, Pascale Blaes says.


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European Society for Medical Oncology
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