Cancer treatment has dramatically improved during the last 10 years because of advances in medical, radiation and surgical oncology and diagnosing tools. It often takes a team to treat your cancer. This is known as a “multidisciplinary approach”.
CAMC strongly supports a multidisciplinary approach for your cancer care. Cases are presented at tumor board, also known as the cancer conference.
The goal of the cancer conference is to ensure that all important information (testing, treatment options and recommendations) are generated and discussed in this multidisciplinary approach.
Members that are present for these tumor conferences are medical, radiation and surgical oncologists, as well as pathologists and diagnostic radiologists. Others present include oncology nurses, palliative care specialists, pharmacists, psychologists and an array of other medical professionals.