Psycho-Oncology in the Asia-Pacific area
Edited by Dr Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi
In the era of the aging society, many people suffer from cancer. For example, about half of the population suffer from cancer, and about one-third of the population died from cancer in Japan. Therefore, palliative care and psycho-oncology are becoming one of the most important fields in psychosomatic medicine.
In this thematic series, we have review articles from three Asia-Pacific countries, Australia, Korea, and Indonesia. They introduce the current status of palliative care or psycho-oncology in their countries. I hope that readers can extract the current problems and future direction of these fields by the articles.
The editor declares no competing interests.