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Oncologia medica (Italy)

  • Generic name of profession

    Doctor of Medicine
    harmonised training required here:
    Specialist medical training (Article 25 of Directive 2005/36/EC)
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Oncologia medica
    Generic category in Annex V: Medical oncology (EN)
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    National legislation:

    DM 01/08/2005

    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
    Qualification level:
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    "Lo specialista in Oncologia Medica possiede le conoscenze teoriche, scientifiche e professionali,le competenze specifiche e le abilità necessarie per la diagnosi, il trattamento, il follow-up e l’assistenza globale del paziente neoplastico nelle varie fasi di malattia. Sono specifici ambiti di competenza la metodologia clinica, la terapia farmacologica specifica e di supporto in oncologia, la comunicazione medico/paziente e la medicina palliativa. Lo specialista in Oncologia Medica è in possesso, inoltre, della esperienza diretta nelle metodologie diagnostiche di laboratorio più rilevanti e nella sperimentazione clinica."


    A specialist in Medical Oncology possesses theoretical, scientific and professional knowledge, specific competences and skills necessary for the diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and global support of cancer patients at various stages of the disease. Their specific areas of expertise are clinical methodology, specific and supportive drug therapy in oncology, communication doctor / patient and palliative medicine. A specialist in Medical Oncology possesses also direct experience in the most relevant laboratory testing methods and in clinical trials.

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