A team approach to fighting lung cancer
The thoracic (lung) multidisciplinary team serves as a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach for assessing, planning, monitoring, coordinating and evaluating the delivery of cancer care services. The team meets quarterly and is comprised of multidisciplinary physicians and allied healthcare professionals, including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, internists, a nutritionist and a patient navigator.
The thoracic (lung) multidisciplinary team strives:
- To standardize consistent educational materials, pathology reports, and work-up processes and procedures
- To create screening guidelines
- To create a road map for cancer care
- To develop treatment plans through tumor boards to be utilized as guidelines in the treatment and care management of lung cancer.
Initiatives developed by the thoracic (lung) multidisciplinary team have included a lung cancer screening program and treatment guidelines for thoracic cancers, including lung and esophageal cancers, based on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines.
Thoracic (Lung) Multidisciplinary Team Physicians
M. Douglas Mullins, M.D.
O. George Negrea, M.D.
John A. Pablo, M.D.
Thomas H. Philbrick, M.D.
Obaid Rehman, M.D.
Mark A. Taylor, M.D.
Jennifer Yannucci, M.D.
Howard A. Zaren, M.D., F.A.C.S.