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Improving Oncology Worldwide

Education, Clinical Research and Global Cancer Care

  • Combines the three core aspects of oncology (cancer care, education, clinical research) with a global perspective

  • Provides a blueprint for advancing oncology education

  • Explores the working oncologists’ reality and empowers all parties involved for change and good governance

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

Part of the book series: Sustainable Development Goals Series (SDGS)

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Clinical Research

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 55-55
    2. Improving Clinical Research

      • Andre A. J. Gemeinder de Moraes
      Pages 57-59Open Access
    3. Getting Started in Research: What Registries Can Do for You

      • Ahmad Samir Alfaar
      Pages 61-68Open Access
    4. Molecular and Cellular Analyses of Breast Cancers in Real Life

      • Carlos A. Castaneda
      Pages 75-82Open Access
  3. Patient Care

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 91-91
    2. Improving Patient Care

      • Patriciu-Andrei Achimaş-Cadariu
      Pages 93-97Open Access
    3. Obstacles and Optimisation of Oncology Services in India

      • Ninad Katdare
      Pages 107-115Open Access
    4. Challenges in Developing Pediatric Cancer Care in Armenia

      • Gevorg Tamamyan
      Pages 123-128Open Access

About this book

This open access book describes strategies and experiences of highly skilled professionals in improving oncology care worldwide.

The book is structured into three main sections with several chapters each, reflecting the authors' individual, real-life experiences. It explores ways to improve oncology education and scientific training, how to set up and run a clinical research facility ethically and efficiently in low- and middle-income settings, addressing the challenges that the workforce encounters in the real world. 

The main challenges of today’s oncologists seem to be the ever-growing patient care and administrative workload and the risk of burn-out. What are the best strategies to maintain a healthy work-life for the benefit of the patients, the physicians and society, taking into account the different needs, depending on factors like peace, social and gender equality?

This book addresses  oncologists all over the world and their allies throughout the associated industries to highlight the importance of shared and sustainable education, clinical research and global cancer care.


  • Open access
  • SDG3
  • Wellbeing
  • Public Health
  • Sustainable development
  • Equal access
  • Cancer care
  • Medical education
  • Clinical research
  • Essential medicines
  • Online learning

Editors and Affiliations

  • Medical Faculty, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany

    Uta Schmidt-Straßburger

About the editor

Uta Schmidt-Strassburger is a biochemist with a minor in immunology. She has earned her PhD degree in chemistry and urology. After years of basic research into tumorigenesis and molecular mechanisms of metastasis, she became the scientific director of the Advanced Oncology study program of Ulm University in 2012, an educational based on the ESMO/ASCO recommendations for a global curriculum in oncology. She has developed the study program further by actively listening to the participants’ needs and implementing changes to address them thereby exhibiting a participative leadership approach. The study program covers all aspects of oncology using a zoom-out approach: starting from a molecular approach, touching clinical research, covering clinical oncology as well as management aspects in oncology in different health care settings. Students are provided with a toolkit to improve oncological care in their own settings. Thereby the study program addresses the United Nations’ sustainable development goal 3, "Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages."

Having spent part of her childhood in Russia, Uta became interested in languages early on. She is literate in German, Russian, English and French and strives to learn Arabic as well as Portuguese for an even better communication with her students.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Improving Oncology Worldwide

  • Book Subtitle: Education, Clinical Research and Global Cancer Care

  • Editors: Uta Schmidt-Straßburger

  • Series Title: Sustainable Development Goals Series

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-96052-0Published: 21 June 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-96055-1Published: 21 June 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-96053-7Published: 20 June 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2523-3084

  • Series E-ISSN: 2523-3092

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 144

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Oncology, Public Health, Pharmacy

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)