Ethics in oncology: principles and responsibilities declared in the Italian Ragusa statement

Stefania Gori, Carmine Pinto, Caterina Caminiti, Giuseppe Aprile, Paolo Marchetti, Francesco Perrone, Massimo Di Maio, Emanuela Omodeo Salè, Annamaria Mancuso, Maurizio De Cicco, Francesco Costanzo, Sergio Crispino, Rodolfo Passalacqua, Marco Merlano, Vittorina Zagonel, Luisa Fioretto, Giovanni Micallo, Roberto Labianca, Roberto Bordonaro, Alessandro ComandoneSandro Spinsanti, Carmelo Iacono, Fabrizio Nicolis, AIOM (Italian Medical Oncology Association) and AIOM Foundation

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Cancer care involves many ethical issues. The need for more patient-centered healthcare together with the improved empowerment of every person diagnosed with cancer have been transposed by the Italian Association of Medical Oncology (AIOM) and eventually translated in the Ragusa statement. This position paper describes the philosophy that lies beneath this document and its fundamental principles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e25-e27
Number of pages3
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2016


  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Female
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Italy
  • Male
  • Medical Oncology
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms
  • Palliative Care
  • Population Surveillance
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Terminal Care
  • Journal Article


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