European Cancer Organisation Essential Requirements for Quality Cancer Care (ERQCC): Pancreatic Cancer

Stefano Partelli, Francesco Sclafani, Sorin Traian Barbu, Marc Beishon, Pierluigi Bonomo, Graça Braz, Filippo de Braud, Thomas Brunner, Giulia Martina Cavestro, Mirjam Crul, Maria Die Trill, Piero Ferollà, Ken Herrmann, Eva Karamitopoulou, Cindy Neuzillet, Franco Orsi, Hanna Seppänen, Martina Torchio, Danila Valenti, Giulia ZamboniMarc Zins, Alberto Costa, Philip Poortmans

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European Cancer Organisation Essential Requirements for Quality Cancer Care (ERQCC) are written by experts representing all disciplines involved in cancer care in Europe. They give patients, health professionals, managers and policymakers a guide to essential care throughout the patient journey. Pancreatic cancer is an increasing cause of cancer mortality and has wide variation in treatment and care in Europe. It is a major healthcare burden and has complex diagnosis and treatment challenges. Care must be carried out only in pancreatic cancer units or centres that have a core multidisciplinary team (MDT) and an extended team of health professionals detailed here. Such units are far from universal in European countries. To meet European aspirations for comprehensive cancer control, healthcare organisations must consider the requirements in this paper, paying particular attention to multidisciplinarity and patient-centred pathways from diagnosis, to treatment, to survivorship.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102208
Pages (from-to)102208
JournalCancer Treatment Reviews
Early online date20 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021

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