Teamwork of the specialists in oncogynecology. Tumor board in Nairi MC
Tumor Board – is a regular meeting of the doctors of related clinical areas, where the strategy of the treatment of cancer patients in complicated situations are discussed. Though the patient has been treated by one oncologist, treatment plan of the patients is actually the result of work of a multidisciplinary team of specialists.
For Tumor Board meetings are invited the doctors, who are specialized in the field of X-ray and laboratory diagnostics, endoscopy, surgery, oncology, X-ray therapy, pathomorphology and many others, depending on the problem of discussion. These conferences unite practice and unique views of many doctors, which not only help to increase the quality of medical care to cancer patients, but also is a peculiar educational event for doctors.
At Nairi MC has become routine the weekly performance of tumor-board meetings. Multidisciplinary group of specialists on oncogynecology weekly conducts online conciliums, where the leading doctors of the clinics take part: chemotherapist L.G. Badalyan., oncosurgeons or oncogynecologists A.V Stepanyan., A.G. Galustyan,J.A. Malakyan, minimally invasive surgeon A.S. Galumyan., radiologists A.K. Vasilyan, A.S. Galumyan, with the participation of specialists from other clinics, in particular, Oncological National Center after V.A.Fanarjyan represented by associate professor of the Radiology Chair N.S.Aramyan.
Members of the conference had communicated through the videoconference call had observe and discuss the examination data of the patient, including X-ray, US and CT images with the radiologists. The multidisciplinary team then had evaluated the condition of the patient, spread of the oncological process, compare it with clinical manifestations, and clarify the details of diagnostics. During the meeting different oncogynecologic cases are discussed by team of the tumor board.
There is another not less important question of patient management, which requires different specialist’s opinion exchange and common conclusion in aspect of conservative, surgical, radiological or chemotherapeutic treatment choose. In each discussed cases the unique decision is made based on the age of the patient, degree and peculiarity of disease development, examination results, etc. A special attention is paid to psychological aspects - the main method of the treatment in oncological diseases.
“ In our conference –hall the table is round. And there is nobody sits in the armchair at the head of the table. It means that all members of the Board are equal, and ambitions are put aside, when the matter is regards to the saving of the patient`s life!”- said all members of the tumor-board.
Telemedicine in all around the world is becoming popular. Armenia is on the way of its development and active implementation in healthcare. The level of technical facilities, professionalism of the specialists in the field of radiology, oncology, chemotherapy and surgery in Nairi MC allows patient to have contemporary high-tech diagnostics and treatment in accordance with the world standard just in own country and not looking for other foreign country and clinic options.