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)
Table of contents (18 chapters)
About this book
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
- 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
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.
Book Title: Improving Oncology Worldwide
Book Subtitle: Education, Clinical Research and Global Cancer Care
Editors: Uta Schmidt-Straßburger
Series Title: Sustainable Development Goals Series
Publisher: Springer Cham
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