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IBS29 - How to Successfully Run a Multidisciplinary Tumor Board (Ticketed Session) (ID 51)
- Event: WCLC 2019
- Type: Interactive Breakfast Session
- Track: Interventional Diagnostics/Pulmonology
- Presentations: 1
- Now Available
- Coordinates: 9/10/2019, 07:00 - 08:00, San Francisco (2009)
IBS29.01 - Can a Multidisciplinary Team Meetings Improve Lung Cancer Survival? (Now Available) (ID 3375)
07:00 - 08:00 | Author(s): Barbara Page
Multidisciplinary team (MDT) management for lung cancer has been increasingly introduced globally with the aim of improving outcomes for patients. This is reflected by the recognition that lung cancer MDT management is the standard of care in some countries
The proponents of MDT care note the perceived benefits of MDT care to all stakeholders, including the patient, their clinicians and the general population. On the other hand, there are potential disadvantages associated with MDT lung cancer care, particularly the costs of setting up the service, the time commitment from the clinicians involved and possible delay to treatment.
Observed obstacles to implementing effective MDT management include inadequate infrastructure and organisational/administrative support, lack of enabling technologies, incomplete specialist representation and low attendance by some MDT disciplines, inadequate case preparation and sub-optimal quality information for decision making.
The organisation and performance of MDT lung cancer varies round the world and even within countries. This heterogeneity may affect the effectiveness and quality of MDTs such that quality assurance for MDT is essential.
This talk will identify the eidence for the effects of lung cancer MDT care on patient centred outcomes including survival in the context of unparalleled improvements in the range of therapeutic options currently available for lung cancer.
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