ESSO Survey about Surgical Oncology in Europe: Bottom-Up

Dear Colleague,

We are conducting a survey on the recognition/existence of surgical oncology in Europe on behalf of the ESSO Education and Training Committee and the ESSO Public Affairs Committee. Your contribution is essential in order to compile a map of the available evidence and would be greatly appreciated. A subsequent paper is planned if the data collected is sufficient.

Yours Sincerely,

Sergio Sandrucci

ESSO Education and Training Committee Vice-Chair

In what country do you work?

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Is there a surgical oncology national society in the country in which you work?

Are there national organ-based surgical societies in the country in which you work?

If yes, please specify which ones:

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Is "Surgical Oncologist" a recognised professional profile in the country in which you work?

If yes, please describe briefly in what way it is recognised:

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Does an academic degree in surgical oncology exist in the country in which you work?

If yes, how is the degree recognised?

If yes, what is the course of study/preliminary training required to access the surgical oncology degree?

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If there is no such academic degree, does a non-academic national or regional certificate exist?

If yes, please specify the certification awarding body:

Is a certification or accreditation system for oncology centers in progress in the country in which you work?

If yes, who delivers the accreditation/certification?

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Is a centralization programme of oncologic treatments based on case volumes in progress in the country in which you work?

If yes, please specify for which organs/pathologies:

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Is there awareness about the Surgical Oncology Core Curriculum developed by ESSO and SSO (which aims to be a template of standardized expertise) in the country in which you work?

Are you aware of the UEMS certification in surgical oncology?

If yes, do you think it is useful?

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In your opinion, do you think that the "Surgical Oncologist" title should be a general surgical sub-specialty or an organ based one?