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Multidisciplinary team care​

‘I can’t imagine life without the experts helping me make informed choices’


A person’s diagnosis and treatment is reviewed and decided on by cancer specific multidisciplinary teams – bringing collective expertise to provide the best possible care and outcomes. Care is then coordinated by one of our cancer nurse coordinators who specialise in a specific type of cancer – they are the constant throughout the cancer treatment journey not only for the patient but for their loved ones.

Cancer multidisciplinary team meetings bring the experts in your type of cancer into one meeting.The team reviews each person’s cancer to confirm diagnosis and discuss the best treatment and care. The team also review your progress, may suggest you for a clinical trial and send you for more tests. You can be sure decisions are not made by just one person. The teams meet each week/fortnight​

  • Great teams, expert clinicians

    These teams include pathology and imaging specialists, medical and radiation oncology specialists, surgeons, physicians, haematologists, radiation therapists, medical oncology nurses, cancer nurse coordinators, research staff, clinical trials nurses and coordinators. Our allied health staff include lymphoedema therapists, psychologists, social work and service support staff.

  • Who are cancer care coordinators?

    Cancer nurse coordinators (CNC) help guide you through your cancer treatment. Cancer care can be complex. Your CNC will help you make sense of your treatment, answer your questions, help you with side effects and support you.

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​ We plan to

  1. Support our MDT meetings with real-time data capture, analysis and advanced information management systems;
  2. Link MDTs more closely to research and clinical trials - every patient should be offered the opportunity to be part of a trial or research in some way;
  3. Establish new MDTs prioritising blood and rare cancers;
  4. Link more closely with general practitioners to support your care throughout and after cancer.

What others found useful​​

  • What actually is “Person Centred Care?”

    You and your family knowing what is happening to you, what choices you have and supporting you to make the best decision to achieve an outcome that matters to you.

  • Could I get involved in Clinical trials and research?

    We have many different types of cancer trials. Your cancer doctor will discuss possible trails with you.

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