TF-2015-07

European Initiative for Quality in Thoracic Oncology Care: Harmonized standards for centres of care and cancer registration in thoracic oncology in Europe

Chairs: Anna Rich & Nicolas Schönfeld

The ERS regards the production of a statement on harmonized standards for centres of care and cancer registration in thoracic oncology in Europe as essential for future quality improvement projects.

Thus, the aim of this Task Force is to develop a corresponding policy statement based upon existing evidence for thoracic oncology care relevant within this context. The evidence for these aims will come from the results of an existing Taskforce of the ERS “A systematic review and guideline on various aspects of quality in thoracic oncology care”, as well as projects co-ordinated by the Thoracic Oncology Assembly, looking at cancer registration, thoracic oncology centres, and thoracic oncology guidelines. The representation of all relevant disciplines in the thoracic oncology care trajectory as well as active patient involvement are fundamental elements of the project concept.