Profession: Medical oncologist from 1996 Received ECFMG Certificate in 1993 and ESMO Certificate in 1999 Palliative medicine research fellowship in Horvitz Center, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio-USA 1997-1998. Professor academic degree from 2009 Current Position: Head of Medical Oncology Section in Bayindir Hospital, Ankara, Turkey Areas of expertise: Palliative care in cancer is the main area of academic interest. Involved in research and education on symptom control, home care, quality of life. Past president of Subgroup for Supportive Care in Turkish Oncology Group for 9 years Head of Palliative Care Committee at Turkish Ministry of Health. This committee is working to organize the comprehensive national palliative care program in Turkey Member of Cancer Advisory Committee in Ankara Health Directorate Member of Editorial Board of Gulhane Medical Journal (2007-2011) Member of The Auditing Committee in The Turkish Society of Medical Oncology Active member of MASCC from 1998. Member of the Liaison Committee and Myelosupression Study Group in MASCC Over 100 published papers Presented over 150 speeches at meetings SOME PAPERS PUBLISHED 1. Komurcu S. Current status of palliative care in Turkey. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2011 Apr; 33 Suppl 1: S78-80. 2. Turk HM, Komurcu S, Arpaci F, Ozet A, Kilic S, Kuzhan O, Ozturk B, Yilmaz I, Ataergin S, Ozturk M. Factors affecting engraftment time in autologous peripheral stem cell transplantation. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2010; 11(3): 697-702. 3. Demiralp M, Oflaz F, Komurcu S. Effects of relaxation training on sleep quality and fatigue in patients with breast cancer undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy. J Clin Nurs. 2010 Apr;19(7-8):1073-83.
Biography Updated on 15 April 2013