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ESMO / ASCO Recommendations for a Global Curriculum in Medical Oncology Edition 2016
  1. Christian Dittrich1,
  2. Michael Kosty2,
  3. Svetlana Jezdic3,
  4. Doug Pyle4,
  5. Rossana Berardi5,
  6. Jonas Bergh6,
  7. Nagi El-Saghir7,
  8. Jean-Pierre Lotz8,
  9. Pia Österlund9,
  10. Nicholas Pavlidis10,
  11. Gunta Purkalne11,
  12. Ahmad Awada12,
  13. Susana Banerjee13,
  14. Smita Bhatia14,
  15. Jan Bogaerts15,
  16. Jan Buckner16,
  17. Fatima Cardoso17,
  18. Paolo Casali18,
  19. Edward Chu19,
  20. Julia Lee Close20,21,
  21. Bertrand Coiffier22,
  22. Roisin Connolly23,
  23. Sarah Coupland24,
  24. Luigi De Petris25,
  25. Maria De Santis26,
  26. Elisabeth G E de Vries27,
  27. Don S Dizon28,
  28. Jennifer Duff29,
  29. Linda R Duska30,
  30. Alexandru Eniu31,
  31. Marc Ernstoff32,
  32. Enriqueta Felip33,
  33. Martin F Fey34,
  34. Jill Gilbert35,
  35. Nicolas Girard36,
  36. Andor W J M Glaudemans37,
  37. Priya K Gopalan38,
  38. Axel Grothey39,
  39. Stephen M Hahn40,
  40. Diana Hanna41,
  41. Christian Herold42,
  42. Jørn Herrstedt43,
  43. Krisztian Homicsko44,
  44. Dennie V Jones Jr45,46,
  45. Lorenz Jost47,
  46. Ulrich Keilholz48,
  47. Saad Khan49,
  48. Alexander Kiss50,
  49. Claus-Henning Köhne51,
  50. Rainer Kunstfeld52,
  51. Heinz-Josef Lenz53,
  52. Stuart Lichtman54,
  53. Lisa Licitra55,
  54. Thomas Lion56,57,
  55. Saskia Litière58,
  56. Lifang Liu59,
  57. Patrick J Loehrer60,
  58. Merry Jennifer Markham61,
  59. Ben Markman62,
  60. Marius Mayerhoefer63,
  61. Johannes G Meran64,
  62. Olivier Michielin65,
  63. Elizabeth Charlotte Moser66,
  64. Giannis Mountzios67,
  65. Timothy Moynihan68,
  66. Torsten Nielsen69,
  67. Yuichiro Ohe70,
  68. Kjell Öberg71,72,
  69. Antonio Palumbo73,
  70. Fedro Alessandro Peccatori74,
  71. Michael Pfeilstöcker75,
  72. Chandrajit Raut76,
  73. Scot C Remick77,
  74. Mark Robson78,
  75. Piotr Rutkowski79,
  76. Roberto Salgado80,81,
  77. Lidia Schapira82,
  78. Eva Schernhammer83,
  79. Martin Schlumberger84,
  80. Hans-Joachim Schmoll85,
  81. Lowell Schnipper86,
  82. Cristiana Sessa87,
  83. Charles L Shapiro88,
  84. Julie Steele89,
  85. Cora N Sternberg90,
  86. Friedrich Stiefel91,
  87. Florian Strasser92,
  88. Roger Stupp93,
  89. Richard Sullivan94,
  90. Josep Tabernero95,
  91. Luzia Travado96,
  92. Marcel Verheij97,
  93. Emile Voest98,
  94. Everett Vokes99,
  95. Jamie Von Roenn100,
  96. Jeffrey S Weber101,
  97. Hans Wildiers102,
  98. Yosef Yarden103
  1. 13rd Medical Department, Centre for Oncology and Haematology, Kaiser Franz Josef-Spital, Vienna, Austria
  2. 2Division of Hematology/Oncology, Scripps Green Cancer Center, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California, USA
  3. 3European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), Lugano, Switzerland
  4. 4American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Alexandria, Virginia, USA
  5. 5Department of Medical Oncology, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona, Italy
  6. 6The Strategic Research Programme in Cancer, Karolinska Institutet and University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
  7. 7Department of Internal Medicine, NK Basile Cancer Institute, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  8. 8Department of Medical Oncology and Cellular Therapy, Medical Oncology Department, Tenon Assistance Publique—Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France
  9. 9Department of Oncology, HUCH Helsinki University Central Hospital and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  10. 10Department of Medical Oncology, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
  11. 11Clinic of Oncology, Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia
  12. 12Medical Oncology Clinic, Jules Bordet Institute, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  13. 13The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  14. 14Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  15. 15The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), Brussels, Belgium
  16. 16Department of Oncology, Cancer Practice-Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  17. 17Breast Unit, Champalimaud Clinical Center, Lisbon, Portugal
  18. 18Medical Oncology Unit 2 (Adult Mesenchymal Tumours and Rare Cancers), Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
  19. 19University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  20. 20UF Department of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, UF Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  21. 21Medical Service, Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  22. 22Department of Hematology, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Centre Hospitalier Lyon-Sud, Lyon, France
  23. 23Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  24. 24Pathology, Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  25. 25Department of Oncology, Radiumhemmet, Karolinska Institutet and University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
  26. 26University of Warwick, Cancer Research Centre, Coventry, UK
  27. 27Department of Medical Oncology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  28. 28The Oncology Sexual Health Clinic, Harvard Medical School, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  29. 29Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  30. 30Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
  31. 31Department of Breast Tumors, Cancer Institute “Ion Chiricuta”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  32. 32Department of Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA
  33. 33Medical Oncology Department, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), Barcelona, Spain
  34. 34Inselspital and University Hospital of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  35. 35Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  36. 36Department of Respiratory Medicine, Thoracic Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France
  37. 37Department of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  38. 38Department of Medicine, University of Florida and Section of Medicine, Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  39. 39Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  40. 40Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
  41. 41Division of Medical Oncology, University of Southern California, Hoag Family Cancer Institute, Newport Beach, California, USA
  42. 42Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Vienna, Austria
  43. 43Department of Oncology, Odense University Hospital, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
  44. 44Department of Oncology, University Hospital of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  45. 45Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  46. 46Section of Hematology and Oncology, Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  47. 47Cantonal Hospital Baselland, Bruderholz, Switzerland
  48. 48Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center, Berlin, Germany
  49. 49Hematology and Oncology, Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
  50. 50Department of Psychosomatic Division, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  51. 51University Clinic for Internal Medicine—Oncology and Hematology, Klinikum Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
  52. 52Clinic of Dermatology/Vienna General Hospital, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  53. 53Department of Medical Oncology, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
  54. 54Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, USA
  55. 55Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
  56. 56Division for Molecular Microbiology, Children's Cancer Research Institute (CCRI), Vienna, Austria
  57. 57LabDia Laboratoriumsdiagnostik GmbH, Vienna, Austria
  58. 58The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), Brussels, Belgium
  59. 59Department of Statistics, The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), Brussels, Belgium
  60. 60Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  61. 61Division of Hematology & Oncology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  62. 62Monash Cancer Centre, Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia
  63. 63Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Vienna, Austria
  64. 64Internal Department, Krankenhaus Barmherzige Brüder, Vienna, Austria
  65. 65Department of Oncology, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
  66. 66Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
  67. 67University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
  68. 68Department of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  69. 69University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  70. 70Department of Thoracic Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  71. 71Department of Endocrine Oncology, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
  72. 72Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
  73. 73University of Torino, Torino, Italy
  74. 74Fertility & Procreation Unit, Gynecologic Oncology Department, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
  75. 75Hanusch Hospital, Vienna, Austria
  76. 76Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  77. 77Department of Medicine, Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute, Scarborough, Maine, USA
  78. 78Clinical Genetics Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
  79. 79Department of Soft Tissue/Bone Sarcoma and Melanoma, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Warsaw, Poland
  80. 80Breast Cancer Translational Research Laboratory, Jules Bordet Institute, Brussels, Belgium
  81. 81Department of Pathology, TCRU, GZA Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
  82. 82Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  83. 83Department of Epidemiology, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  84. 84Department of Nuclear Medicine and Endocrine Oncology, Institut Gustave Roussy, Université Paris-Sud, Villejuif, France
  85. 85Division Clinical Oncology Research, University Clinic Halle (Saale), Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
  86. 86Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  87. 87Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland
  88. 88Dubin Breast Center, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Tisch Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Health System, New York, New York, USA
  89. 89Anatomic Pathology, Scripps Clinic Department of Pathology, Scripps Green Hospital, La Jolla, California, USA
  90. 90Department of Medical Oncology, San Camillo Forlanini Hospital, Rome, Italy
  91. 91Psychiatric Liaison Service, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Lausanne-CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
  92. 92Oncological Palliative Medicine, Clinic Oncology/Hematology, Department Internal Medicine & Palliative Centre, Cantonal Hospital St.Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  93. 93University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
  94. 94Institute of Cancer Policy, Conflict & Health Research Program, London, UK
  95. 95Medical Oncology Department, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), Barcelona, Spain
  96. 96Psycho-Oncology Service, Clinical Centre of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
  97. 97Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  98. 98The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  99. 99Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  100. 100Education, Science, and Professional Development, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Alexandria, Virginia, USA
  101. 101Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
  102. 102Department of General Medical Oncology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  103. 103Department of Biological Regulation, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  1. Correspondence to Professor Christian Dittrich; education@esmo.org; international@asco.org

Abstract

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) are publishing a new edition of the ESMO/ASCO Global Curriculum (GC) thanks to contribution of 64 ESMO-appointed and 32 ASCO-appointed authors. First published in 2004 and updated in 2010, the GC edition 2016 answers to the need for updated recommendations for the training of physicians in medical oncology by defining the standard to be fulfilled to qualify as medical oncologists. At times of internationalisation of healthcare and increased mobility of patients and physicians, the GC aims to provide state-of-the-art cancer care to all patients wherever they live. Recent progress in the field of cancer research has indeed resulted in diagnostic and therapeutic innovations such as targeted therapies as a standard therapeutic approach or personalised cancer medicine apart from the revival of immunotherapy, requiring specialised training for medical oncology trainees. Thus, several new chapters on technical contents such as molecular pathology, translational research or molecular imaging and on conceptual attitudes towards human principles like genetic counselling or survivorship have been integrated in the GC. The GC edition 2016 consists of 12 sections with 17 subsections, 44 chapters and 35 subchapters, respectively. Besides renewal in its contents, the GC underwent a principal formal change taking into consideration modern didactic principles. It is presented in a template-based format that subcategorises the detailed outcome requirements into learning objectives, awareness, knowledge and skills. Consecutive steps will be those of harmonising and implementing teaching and assessment strategies.

  • Global curriculum
  • clinical training
  • medical oncology
  • didactic principles
  • learning objectives

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