Cancer Conferences (Tumor Board)
Cancer Conferences or Tumor Board Conferences are meetings which provide our multidisciplinary group an opportunity to review and discuss treatment modalities for current cancer patients. The goal is to improve patient care and assist one another with treatment plans and options. The group consists of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, surgeons, radiologists, oncology nursing, social services, dieticians, and our affiliates from the American Cancer Society.
In 2015, 69 cases that covered the top five cancer sites were reviewed: Breast, Lung, Prostate, Colon, and Bladder. Twenty cases covering additional sites that were reviewed included Brain, Skin, Throat, Gallbladder, Kidney, and Blood (Lymphoma and Myeloma). Along with discussions concerning chemotherapy medications, radiation therapy, surgery or other procedures, there is also time devoted to reviews of new protocols, clinical trials, genetic testing, and coordination of enrollment.
Cancer Conferences are held twice a month and not only meet a required element of our Commission on Cancer accreditation process but also serve as an educational forum for all St. Elizabeth Hospital physicians needing CMEs.
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Statistics – National & Regional