The shortage of medical oncologists: the Australian Medical Oncologist Workforce Study

Med J Aust 2012; 196 (1): 58-61. || doi: 10.5694/mja11.10363
  • Prunella L Blinman1
  • Peter Grimison2
  • Michael B Barton3
  • Sally Crossing4
  • Euan T Walpole5
  • Nora Wong6
  • Kay Francis6
  • Bogda Koczwara7

  • 1 Medical Oncology, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Medical Oncology, Sydney Cancer Centre, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
  • 4 Cancer Voices NSW, Sydney, NSW.
  • 5 Cancer Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 6 Medical Oncology Group of Australia, Sydney, NSW.
  • 7 Medical Oncology, Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA.

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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