MaineGeneral's Tumor Board is a collective meeting of clinicians
from various specialty areas who evaluate and discuss patients
for whom a multidisciplinary approach is being considered.
The board includes specialists from surgery, medical and
radiation oncology, radiology, pharmacy and pathology, as well as
oncology nurses, tumor registrars, data managers and patients'
Collectively, the board determines the best treatment options and
approach for each patient.
The Tumor Board meets weekly in Augusta and Waterville, reviewing
an average of 12 cases at each location per meeting.
Data for all analytic cases is submitted annually to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB).
Patients can request to have their care discussed by the Tumor
Board by speaking with their oncology physician.