FACT The Prisma Health Cancer Institute leads the field with its comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. This multidisciplinary approach is demonstrated in the following programs and services:
Multidisciplinary Clinic (MDC)
- In one extended visit at the MDC, the patient is seen by a team of specialists, including a surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, radiologist, pathologist and nurse navigator. The team discusses treatment options, determines the best course of action and recommends a treatment plan. Then, a physician and the nurse navigator present the recommendations to the patient. The patient, in consultation with the referring physician, decides how to proceed and leaves the visit with a treatment plan in place—all handled in one visit rather than at appointments spread out over weeks and even months as would be the case otherwise.
- The nurse navigator is available to the patient and the patient’s family through the entire course of treatment and recovery.
- The MDC also can link patients to groundbreaking clinical trials underway at Prisma Health’ Institute for Translational Oncology Research.
- Although the Cancer Institute provides treatment for all forms of cancer, the MDC focuses on melanoma-sarcoma and cancers of the lung, brain, breast, prostate, bone and soft-tissue, and gastrointestinal tract.
Learn more about the Prisma Health Multidisciplinary Clinic.