- Improved Patient care
- Staging Accuracy
- Receiving care per clinical practice and standard guidelines.
- Improved communication
- Cost-effective care
- Improved clinical and patient satisfaction
Tumour board meetings usually follow a structured format, with every member computing his or her own specialized expertise to the conversation. For example, an Oncologist and/or Onco Surgeon presents a patient’s relevant history and reviews the key points in the patient’s case, followed by a radiologist’s presentation of imaging and diagnostic tests. A pathologist then impersonates glass slides or digital images of the tumour’s pathology and reviews the histopathology report, making sure those findings are well recognized by all disciplines present. Other specialists in attendance (if applicable) present their findings before the entire team considers the data and determines the individual patient’s treatment plan.