Clinical and Translational Oncology

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 517–523 | Cite as

Current situation in gynecological oncology training in Spain: where we are and where we want to go

  • P. Padilla-Iserte
  • L. Minig
  • I. Zapardiel
  • L. Chiva
  • R. Laky
  • J. de Santiago
Research Article



It is important to know what a young gynecologic oncologist perceives as a need to achieve a good training in gynecologic oncology.


This study aims to evaluate the level of training in gynecologic oncology in Spain.


A Web-based anonymous questionnaire was sent via e-mail to Spanish trainees listed in European Network of Young Gynecological Oncology (ENYGO). The survey was developed in four sections: (1) general training in gynecologic oncology, (2) distribution of current clinical activity, (3) surgical training, and (4) perspective future gynecologic oncology. It contained 51 questions, with multiple-choice answers that had to be answered by the ENYGO members.


The questionnaire was sent to 64 people listed in the ENYGO database. Of these, 37 members responded (response rate of 58%). Overall, more training in surgery is necessary, to perform radical oncological surgeries. It is claimed a sub-specialty recognition, to ensure an equalitarian and homogeneous training.


Gynecological cancer Fellowship-training program Gynecologic oncologists 



The authors would like to thank the Spanish Group of Young Gynecologic Oncologists (JGO), the European Network of Young Gynecological Oncologist (ENYGO), and the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SEGO).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest. None of the authors has any relationship or funding received for this work from.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

Research involving human participants and/or animals

For this type of study, formal consent is not required. This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Gynecologic OncologyHospital Universitario La FeValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Gynecologic Oncology UnitLa Paz University HospitalMadridSpain
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyClinica Universidad de NavarraPamplonaSpain
  4. 4.Division of GynecologyMedical University GrazGrazAustria
  5. 5.Department of Gynecology OncologyMD Anderson Cancer Center MadridMadridSpain
  6. 6.Department of GynecologyValencian Institute of Oncology (IVO)ValenciaSpain

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