Cancer care grows more specialized, deepening expertise while sharing insights

Cancer care grows more specialized, deepening expertise while sharing insights

Advances in oncology are developing rapidly with unique treatments for unique cancers leading to greater and greater subspecialization.

Indeed, breakthroughs have made it possible for oncologists to practice subspecialties that didn’t exist 20 years ago.

As cancer care becomes increasingly complex, subspecialization advances care and develops new approaches to benefit patients. This initiative at Norton Cancer Institute includes bringing oncology subspecialists to a weekly cross-specialty team meeting that enriches the experience of patients and providers alike.

At the weekly meeting, subspecialists recommend appropriate clinical trial options, which harness the latest information for each patient’s care needs. Recommendations are based on a thorough screening of available clinical trials and a detailed review of the patient’s history. Patients’ scans and slides are reviewed beforehand by pathologists who subspecialize in that individual’s specific type of cancer.

Norton Cancer Institute is committed to evolving and elevating subspecialization with a continued focus on:

  • Central nervous system and spine tumors
  • Eye, head and neck tumors
  • Lung and breast cancers
  • Upper and lower gastrointestinal/hepatobiliary cancers
  • Gynecologic and genitourinary cancers
  • Sarcoma in the extremities
  • Hematologic malignancies
  • Pediatric oncology
  • Adolescent and young adult cancer care
  • Skin cancer
  • Phase 1 clinical trials
  • Geriatric oncology

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