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Psycho-Oncology in the Asia-Pacific area

Edited by Dr Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi
BioPsychoSocial Medicine

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.

  1. Australia has a thriving Psycho-Oncology research and clinical community. In this article, the Australian health system in which Psycho-Oncology is embedded is described. Clinical Psycho-Oncology services are ...

    Authors: P. Butow, H. Dhillon, J. Shaw and M. Price
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:15
  2. Psycho-oncology in Korea was introduced among the circle of consultation-liaison psychiatrists, in the 1990s. For almost 25 years, the field has been developing at a steady pace as the psychosocial needs of pa...

    Authors: Hyun Jeong Lee, Kwang-Min Lee, Dooyoung Jung, Eun-Jung Shim, Bong-Jin Hahm and Jong-Heun Kim
    Citation: BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2017 11:12