Tumor Boards and Clinical Trials
Patients who come to UNC will have not only their own oncologist but an entire multidisciplinary team of different cancer specialists managing their treatment. Each patient’s medical case is discussed at a disease-specific tumor board, where 6-10 specialty physicians with different areas of expertise hear and discuss the case before treatment begins. This process helps eliminate errors and ensures that all reasonable treatment options are considered – including experimental clinical trials – so that your own doctor can provide the best possible care for both you and your fellow patients.
UNC Lineberger Tumor Boards
There are twelve tumor board meetings for the thirteen cancer programs at UNC.