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Just what is a ‘tumor board’?

Here are some insights from the physicians at Torrance Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, in Torrance, California. Each positive oncology case goes to an interdisciplinary Tumor Board, a weekly meeting that involves oncologists, radiologists, surgeons and more. Here they discuss cases, best practices, clinical pathways, or seek treatment recommendations.

From NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

A multidisciplinary team of clinicians including: Joshua Sonett, M.D., F.A.C.S., Director, Lung Transplant Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center; Bryan J. Schneider, M.D., Medical Oncologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center; Balazs Halmos, M.D., Section Chief, Thoracic Oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center; Bhupesh Parashar, M.D., Radiation Oncologist,NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center; Ronald J. Scheff, M.D., Director, Fellowship Training Program Weill Cornell Medical College; Nasser Khaled Altorki, M.B., B.Ch., Director, Lung Cancer Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College, explain how the tumor board, at NewYork-Presbyterian in New York City, plans the course of treatment for each patient with lung or esophageal cancer.

 

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