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.