The Tumor Board
A team of physicians meet regularly to review new cancer cases and to discuss the best treatment protocols for the patients. Surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists and pathologists meet weekly to quarterly to review cases. Nurses and social workers also play active roles at the conferences. At Cape Cod Hospital, designated tumor boards are held for breast, gynecologic, thoracic and urologic malignancies. Falmouth Hospital holds a tumor board weekly to review breast cancer cases and a range of other diagnoses.