Multidisciplinary care

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Optimal multidisciplinary care of the lung cancer patient at all stages should encompass integration of the key relevant medical specialties, including not only medical, surgical, and radiation oncology, but also pulmonology, interventional and diagnostic radiology, pathology, palliative care, and supportive services such as physical therapy, case management, smoking cessation, and nutrition. Multidisciplinary management starts at staging and tissue diagnosis with pathologic and molecular phenotyping, extends through selection of a treatment modality or modalities, management of treatment and cancer-related symptoms, and to survivorship and end-of-life care. Well-integrated multidisciplinary care may reduce treatment delays, improve cancer-specific outcomes, and enhance quality of life. We address key topics and areas of ongoing investigation in multidisciplinary decision making at each stage of the lung cancer treatment course for early-stage, locally advanced, and metastatic lung cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCancer Treatment and Research
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameCancer Treatment and Research
ISSN (Print)09273042


  • Integrated care
  • Multidisciplinary care
  • Multimodality treatment
  • Non-small cell lung cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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