Medical oncology, history and its future in Iran.

Abstract:

:Systemic therapy is one of the cornerstones of cancer treatment. In 1972, following representations by American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) recognized medical oncology as a new subspecialty of internal medicine. Subspecialty of Hematology and Medical Oncology was emerged in Iran in 1983. In the past, modern medical treatments and education were started in Dar Al-fonun school and then in Tehran University; now six universities in Iran are training in Subspecialty of Hematology and Medical Oncology. There are also ten active hematopoietic stem cell transplantation centers, thirty-one provincial medical schools use their specialized services. Future goals for Hematology and Medical Oncology in Iran include expansion and reinforcement of multidisciplinary teams across the country, early detection and prevention of cancer, providing educational program and conducting cancer researches. To achieve these goals, it is necessary to establish Cancer Hospitals in each province that link together through a network.

journal_name

Arch Iran Med

authors

Mirzania M,Ghavamzadeh A,Asvadi Kermani I,Ashrafi F,Allahyari A,Rostami N,Razavi SM,Ramzi M,Nemanipour G

doi

0151811/AIM.0013

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2015-11-01 00:00:00

pages

799-805

issue

11

eissn

1029-2977

issn

1735-3947

pii

0013

journal_volume

18

pub_type

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