Current status of medical oncology in Japan--reality gleaned from a questionnaire sent to designated cancer care hospitals.

@article{Takiguchi2014CurrentSO,
  title={Current status of medical oncology in Japan--reality gleaned from a questionnaire sent to designated cancer care hospitals.},
  author={Yuichi Takiguchi and Ikuo Sekine and Shunichiro Iwasawa and Ryota Kurimoto and Emiko Sakaida and Kenji Tamura},
  journal={Japanese journal of clinical oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={
          632-40
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Medical oncology in Japan has a relatively short history, with specialist certification starting in 2006, resulting in 867 certified medical oncologists as of 2014. Although the national government has appointed 397 Designated Cancer Care Hospitals, little is known about the actual situations of medical oncology services at these institutions. METHODS Questionnaires regarding the presence of a medical oncology department, the number of physicians in the department, the presence of… CONTINUE READING
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