NCH is an accredited Comprehensive Cancer Program of the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. As part of this comprehensive program, cancer conferences, such as the Tumor Board, are a required activity and a vital component. Cancer conferences allow for the review of cancer cases and encourage multidisciplinary involvement in the care process. They are also integral to improving the care of cancer patients by contributing to the patient management process and outcomes, as well as providing education to physicians and other staff in attendance. These conferences are open to the entire medical staff.
Held weekly on Tuesday mornings, 7 – 8:30 am, in Room 1-6 as follows:
Every Tuesday, 7 – 7:40 am
General Tumor Board:
First and fifth Tuesday of the month at 7:45 am
* Fifth Tuesdays in 2012: January 31, May 29, and October 30
Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:45 am
* Thoracic conferences will not be held on the dates of the Cancer Committee’s quarterly meeting.
Third Tuesday of the month at 7:45 am
Due to holidays and observances, there will be NO cancer conferences on:
- January 3
- July 3
- September 4
- November 27
- December 25
Quarterly Meetings are held from 7:30 – 8:30 am on:
- January 10
- April 10
- July 10
- October 9
* Thoracic conferences will NOT be held on these dates.