Care for cancer is increasingly complex. In order to determine the best treatment plan, it often requires specialized expertise from multiple disciplines. The tumor board review provides a multidisciplinary approach to treatment planning that involves doctors from different specialties. Through this multidisciplinary approach, patients have access to a diverse team of cancer experts.
What review may include a tumor board in cancer treatment?
- Medical oncologist, who provides cancer treatment with drugs
- Surgical oncologist, who provides cancer treatment with surgery
- Radiation oncologist (who provides cancer treatment with radiation)
- Multidisciplinary team: gastroenterologist, gynecologist, lung specialist, etc.