At UMass Memorial Medical Center, our multidisciplinary team approach to your cancer care sets us apart. Our Cancer Center involves specialists from various areas who provide input to the treatment of your specific type of cancer. You benefit by having a cancer team work together on your care to determine the best possible treatment plan – and best result.
Each team also includes staff members from palliative care and pain management, nursing, dietary, psychiatry, health psychology, social work and, for pediatric patients, child life specialists.
At UMass Memorial Medical Center, our 10 multidisciplinary teams are:
- Breast cancer – Noninvasive and invasive ductal and lobular cancer, inflammatory cancer, Paget’s disease
- Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers – Cancers of the esophagus, pancreas, bile ducts, liver, colon and rectum, anus and stomach
- Genitourinary (GU) cancers – Cancers of the testes, kidney, bladder and prostate
- Gynecologic cancers – Cancers of the reproductive system, including cervix cancer
- Leukemia and lymphoma – Hematologic malignancies including leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma and myelodysplasia
- Lung cancer/thoracic cancer– Nonsmall cell lung carcinoma, small cell cancer (oat cell carcinoma), carcinoid tumors, bronchoalveolar carcinoma, mesothelioma and metastatic cancers to the chest
- Neuro-oncology – Primary and metastatic brain cancers
- Palliative care – For all stages of cancer care
- Pediatric cancer – All pediatric blood disorders and solid tumor malignancies
- Skin cancer – Basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma
A Multidisciplinary Tumor Board meets regularly to discuss cancers, such as those of the head and neck (face, nose, sinuses, ears, salivary glands, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, mouth, tongue, mandible (lower jaw), throat and larynx).