Multidisciplinary Cancer Programs – The Emerging Standard


Journal of Multidisciplinary Cancer Care

Even with the very best technology, facilities, location, physician relationships, clinical support staff, and high quality marks, your cancer center may still fall far short of reaching its potential in the long run if your patients’ treatment planning and therapy are not provided through a multidisciplinary team approach. Implementing and sustaining this approach to care can be extremely challenging depending on several factors, such as size and scope of the cancer program, competitive landscape of the market, and organizational structure of the center, including hospital/physician relationships. This article demonstrates that centers and programs that adopt a multidisciplinary approach to care will ultimately prevail in this era where patients know and demand more.

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