Multidisciplinary clinics bring together a range of cancer diagnostic and treatment specialists in one clinic visit to provide individuals with a complete treatment plan in a coordinated and timely manner. A clinic visit can last approximately 3-4 hours depending on the number of physician specialists that are recommended.
A multidisciplinary clinic is essentially a "one stop shop" for treatment. Before now, cancer services available in Harford and Cecil counties required patients to access care at multiple delivery sites, including the hospital, physician offices, other specialty care facilities, and varied locations for support services. With the use of a multidisciplinary clinic, however, a cancer patient can be evaluated in an inclusive, single-day setting to minimize the time between diagnosis and treatment. More importantly, he or she can get the opinions of a group of specialists and feel confident that all options have been explored.
UCH's partnership with the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC) brings access to a world class academic center. Learn more:
- About UMGCC
- Access to Clinical Trials
- Genetic Counseling
Multidisciplinary care for cancer means our specialists (including Pathologists, Radiologists, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Breast Surgeons, Nurse Navigators, Social Workers, Spiritual Care, and Plastic Surgeons) work in tandem to provide you with a seamless transition all the way from consultation to biopsy and treatment followed by survivor support.
For those particular patients who would benefit from a team review, our joint Tumor Board meets to discuss your individual case. Made possible through a partnership, our cancer care team collaborates with the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center to determine recommendations for your treatment based on consensus opinions, with consultation from colleagues in other specialty areas. The coming together of diverse styles and diverse expertise allows our Tumor Board to present each patient with the best overall care path that is customized to his or her individual case.
Our Lung/Multidisciplinary Team:
Here are just a few of the many reasons to choose the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC):
Our clinical trial program partnership with the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC) is in development. Over the next year, a few trials will be available at Upper Chesapeake Health Kaufman Cancer Center (UCHKCC) and more will be added on a regular basis. Please visit our Clinical Trials page to learn more.
Care and prevention begins even before a possible diagnosis of cancer. Through our partnership with UMGCC, we are able to offer access to genetic counseling. Also known as cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling gives those at high risk for cancer the information they need to plan for their future. If cancer runs in your family, our genetic counselor can help determine a plan of action for prevention, screening, testing, and future treatment options. Learn more about: