Clinical Update: Defeating cancer with multidisciplinary care, discoveries and customized care

Throughout this Clinical Update, you will see teamwork exhibited through our multidisciplinary team settings as well as our robust clinical research program and comprehensive support care.

Each year, as we look back over our progress and program highlights, we are struck by a singular fact. Time and again, what we are able to achieve is the result of exceptional teamwork. Our dedicated and innovative medical and radiation oncologists are specialists in their fields who work alongside others with expertise in cancer care, including surgeons, nutritionists, dietitians, social workers, speech therapists, music and art therapists – the list goes on – to provide care that is tailored to patients.

Throughout this Clinical Update, you will see this teamwork exhibited through our multidisciplinary team settings – which include programs for breast cancer, lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, head and neck tumors and brain tumors – as well as through our robust clinical research program and comprehensive support care.

Our multidisciplinary clinics work closely with referring providers to build comprehensive care plans for our patients. We understand that a patient’s relationship with their referring provider is important and that is why we consider you an essential part of our team approach.

In addition to discovering how we have integrated this team approach in our standard of care, you can also read about advancements in various areas of cancer care such as gynecologic oncology, head and neck oncology, blood cancers and research. As principal investigators on numerous trials, our specialist physicians have unparalleled experience with many innovative treatments once they are approved for broad use. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained researchers contribute to many groundbreaking studies and this serves to provide the most advanced care available to the cancer patient anywhere.

The work we do as a regional cancer care leader is a complex and challenging synthesis of high-tech diagnostics, advanced treatments, innovative research, comprehensive prevention strategies and outstanding care across multiple facilities in diverse locations. Fortunately, our mission provides a simple yet powerful framework that unifies our efforts and keeps us focused on working together toward one aim: the defeat of cancer.

Joseph M. Flynn, D.O., MPH, FACP, is chief administrative officer of Norton Medical Group and physician-in-chief, Norton Cancer Institute

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