Cancer Care Center
Tumor Board: A Team Approach to Fighting Cancer
MetroHealth Cancer Care Center patients receive the most personalized, advanced treatment plans possible.
Our oncologists and medical staff take a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer. We work collaboratively to give our patients the most comprehensive treatment and support they need.
By working together, we are able to discuss diagnoses, exchange ideas and map out the absolute best course of treatment.
In fact, the Commission on Cancer requires 10% of cancer cases be presented to a tumor board. MetroHealth’s Cancer Care team presents more than 74% of cases on a weekly basis, which means patients receive the most personalized, advanced treatment plans possible.
A tumor board is a treatment approach in which a number of doctors who are experts in different specialties review and discuss the medical condition and treatment options of an individual patient.
In cancer treatment, a tumor board review may include a medical oncologist, a surgical oncologist, a radiation oncologist, a pathologist, radiologist and a physician from another, related medical specialty.
This multidisciplinary opinion provides patients with the absolute highest quality treatment plan possible.