Training of oncologists in LMICs

25 July, 2020

The newly published results of a global survey on the training of oncologists highlights gaps in research training and problems with research dissemination in Lower and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). Although several challenges in oncology training are universal, such as inadequate preparedness for practice in leadership, innovative and sustained efforts are needed to address the deficiencies in research training and dissemination in LMICs.

Investment in training in particular by the public sector is vital to develop an effective physician workforce and decrease the prevalence of self-funding in LMICs. A concerted effort from the global oncology community is needed to help position research into the training of the oncology workforce as one of cancer research’s priorities.

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HIFA profile: Katie Foxall is Head of Publishing at eCancer, Bristol, UK. katie AT