Multidisciplinary cancer conferences (MCCs) are regularly scheduled meetings where different types of healthcare providers discuss the diagnosis and treatment of individual cancer patients.
Cancer Care Ontario has recognized that having these meetings are important to the quality of cancer care. They can can contribute to better patient decisions and results. They can also help to make sure treatments are based on evidence and provide an opportunity for many discussions on the management of some complex patient cases. All cancer patients in Ontario, regardless of where they live have the opportunity to have their case reviewed at an MCC.
MCCs are available in Waterloo-Wellington for:
- GI (colorectal),
- Hepatobiliary and pancreas
- Thoracic (lung)
- Head and neck
The health care professionals that may attend these meetings can be surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, medical oncologists (chemotherapy doctors), radiation oncologists, respirologists, urologists, specialized oncology nurses and others who may be involved in a patient’s care.