Article Abstract

Clinical oncology and palliative medicine as a combined specialty—a unique model in Hong Kong

Authors: Rebecca Yeung, Kam-Hung Wong, Kwok-Keung Yuen, Ka-Yan Wong, Yvonne Yau, Sing-Hung Lo, Rico Liu


The importance of early integration of palliative care (PC) into oncology treatment is increasingly being recognized. However, there is no consensus on what is the optimal way of integration. This article describes a unique model in Hong Kong where clinical oncology and palliative medicine (PM) is integrated through the development of PM as a subspecialty under clinical oncology.