Policy statement on multidisciplinary cancer care

Vincenzo Valentini, Josep M. Borras, Tit Albreht, Riccardo Audisio, Erik Briers, Paolo Casali, Hélène Esperou, Birgitte Grube, Marc Hamoir, Geoffrey Henning, Joan Kelly, Susan Knox, Maria Nabal, Marco Pierotti, Claudio Lombardo, Wim Van Harten, Graeme Poston, Joan Prades, Milena Sant, Luzia TravadoCornelis Van De Velde, Saskia Van Den Bogaert, Marc Van Den Bulcke, Elke Van Hoof, Ingrid Van Den Neucker, Robin Wilson

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Cancer care is undergoing an important paradigm shift from a disease-focused management to a patient-centred approach, in which increasingly more attention is paid to psychosocial aspects, quality of life, patients' rights and empowerment and survivorship. In this context, multidisciplinary teams emerge as a practical necessity for optimal coordination among health professionals and clear communication with patients. The European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (EPAAC), an initiative launched by the European Commission in 2009, addressed the multidisciplinary care from a policy perspective in order to define the core elements that all tumour-based multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) should include. To that effect, a working group conference was held in January 2013 within the EPAAC Work Package 7 (on Healthcare) framework.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)475-480
Numero di pagine6
RivistaEuropean Journal of Cancer
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2014


  • Consensus
  • Health care organisation
  • Health policy
  • Multidisciplinary team


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