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EJC News Focus – December 2014

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Why are young oncologists burning out?

An alarming survey presented at the ESMO Congress (26-30 September, 2014; Madrid) found that 71% of young oncologists experience burnout: emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and a loss of meaning in work. Rates varied significantly across Europe but were highest in central Europe, where 84% of respondents reported symptoms.

In this month's EJC News Focus, lead author and young oncologist Susana Banerjee (Royal Marsden NHS Trust, London) outlines the findings and, with Kathy Pritchard (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto) and Michel Ducreux (Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif), discusses the implications of the research, possible causes, and measures that could be taken to prevent burnout, with Helen Saul.