Psychosocial Aspects of Oncology

  • Jimmie C. Holland
  • Robert Zittoun
Conference proceedings

Part of the Monographs European School of Oncology book series (ESO MONOGRAPHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Historical Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jimmie C. Holland, Robert Zittoun
      Pages 3-9
  3. Patient Care Issues

  4. Psychosocial and Behavioural Factors in Cancer Risk and Survival

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. C. Hürny
      Pages 75-82
    3. Darius Razavi, Jimmie C. Holland
      Pages 83-90
  5. Methods of Assessment in Clinical Practice and Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Peter Maguire, Darius Razavi
      Pages 93-96
  6. Future Directions for Training and Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Neil K. Aaronson, Robert Zittoun
      Pages 117-120
    3. Christina Bolund
      Pages 121-122
    4. Neil K. Aaronson, Jimmie C. Holland
      Pages 123-125
    5. Marzio Sabbioni, Christoph Hürny
      Pages 127-132
    6. Jimmie C. Holland
      Pages 133-134
    7. Peter Maguire
      Pages 135-135
    8. Peter Maguire, Darius Razavi, Robert Zittoun
      Pages 137-142
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 143-144

About these proceedings


The European School of Oncology came into existence to respond to a need for information, education and training in the field of the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. There are two main reasons why such an initiative was considered necessary. Firstly, the teaching of oncology requires a rigorously multidiscipli­ nary approach which is difficult for the Universities to put into practice since their system is mainly disciplinary orientated. Secondly, the rate of technological development that impinges on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer has been so rapid that it is not an easy task for medical faculties to adapt their curricula flexibly. With its residential courses for organ pathologies and the seminars on new techniques (laser, monoclonal antibodies, imaging techniques etc.) or on the' ther::!PG~tic c0r'liuversies (conservative or mutilating surgery, primary or adjuvant chemotherapy, radiotherapy alone or integrated), it is the ambition of the European School of Oncology to fill a cultural and scientific gap and, thereby, create a bridge between the University and Industry and between these two and daily medical practice. One of the more recent initiatives of ESO has been the institution of permanent study groups, also called task forces, where a limited number of leading experts are invited to meet once a year with the aim of defining the state of the art and possibly reaching a consensus on future developments in specific fields of on­ cology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jimmie C. Holland
    • 1
  • Robert Zittoun
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychiatry ServiceMemorial Solan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Service d’HématologieHôtel-DieuParis Cedex 04France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-46697-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46695-3
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