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Vol. 154 No. 4 (2024)

Transdisciplinary sarcoma care: a model for sustainable healthcare transformation

  • Bruno Fuchs
  • Beata Bode
  • Philip Heesen
  • Barbara Kopf
  • Christian Michelitsch
  • Manfred Odermatt
  • Pietro Giovanoli
  • Stefan Breitenstein
  • Paul Schneider
  • Guido Schüpfer
  • Stefan Boes
  • Gabriela Studer
Cite this as:
Swiss Med Wkly. 2024;154:3473


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