In our cancer centers, patient care benefits from the specialized skills and expertise of a multidisciplinary team of caregivers, specialists and other professionals. Depending on the needs of the patient, this team may include:

  • Medical oncologist
  • Radiation oncologist
  • Surgeon
  • Radiologist
  • Pathologist
  • Nurse navigator
  • Social worker

The nurse navigator plays an essential role on the team, coordinating the patient’s schedule and facilitating a continuous flow of communication among the team members.

Multidisciplinary care teams hold regular care conferences to discuss and update patient care plans according to evidence-based practices. These conferences may be held as often as once a week.