The Recommendations for a Global Curriculum in Medical Oncology are a set of common guidelines developed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the European Society of Medical Oncology that outline recommended clinical training for physicians to qualify as medical oncologists.
The first edition of the Curriculum was published in 2004 and distributed worldwide to universities, training hospitals, and medical oncology societies. It has been published in 11 languages and used as a model for development of the specialty of medical oncology in several countries around the world. The chapters included in the second, 2010 edition of the Curriculum were shaped to a significant degree with advances in the management of patients with malignant diseases since the first edition was produced.
Building on the improvements made to the previous two editions, the 2016 edition has been expanded and updated by more than 100 contributors who dedicated their oncologic and didactic expertise. The section/chapter structure has also been revised. The quality of the learning objectives of each topic is now divided into three categories: Awareness, Knowledge and Skills.
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