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The International Gynecologic Cancer Society consensus statement on palliative care
    1. 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, International University of Health and Welfare Narita Hospital, Narita, Chiba, Japan
    2. 2Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Hidaka, Saitama, Japan
    3. 3Executive Director, Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance, London, UK
    4. 4Department of Palliative Medicine and Advanced Clinical Oncology, IMSUT Hospital of the Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    5. 5Gynecological Oncology Unit, Hospital Luis Tisné, Santiago, Chile
    6. 6Gynecological Oncology Unit, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Palliative Medicine & Integral Care Unit, Clínica Universidad de los Andes, Las Condes, Región Metropolitana Sant, Chile
    7. 7Gynecology and Obstetrics, Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa, Mombasa, Kenya
    8. 8School of Medicine, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
    9. 9Communications Specialist, International Gynecologic Cancer Society, Austin, Texas, USA
    10. 10Chief Executive Office, International Gynecologic Cancer Society, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    11. 11Gynecologic Oncology, Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, New York, USA
    1. Correspondence to Professor Keiichi Fujiwara; keiichifujiwara{at}


    At the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) Global Meeting in 2023 held in Seoul, South Korea, we held a Presidential Plenary Session focusing on palliative care ( We hereby reaffirm the significance of this session, express the Palliative Care Declaration made by the IGCS, and describe our action plan for the future.

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    • Contributors All authors contributed equally to the information presented in this manuscript.

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