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.
Weekly, Tuesday mornings, 7–8:30 am, in Room 1-6, as follows:
Every Tuesday, 7–7:40 am
General Tumor Board:
First and fifth Tuesdays of the month at 7:45 am
(Fifth Tuesdays in 2011: August 30, November 29)
Third Tuesday of the month at 7:45 am
Fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:45 am
Quarterly Meetings: July 12 and October 11
There will be NO Tumor Board on July 12 and October 11, 2011, due to the quarterly Cancer Committee meeting.
On November 8, 2011, the cancer program will be surveyed by American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.