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Cancer Board

The Cancer Board develops treatment strategies for various cancers, transcending departmental and divisional boundaries to improve cancer treatment.

Outline

The Cancer Board is a hospital-wide unit transcending the boundaries of departments and divisions such as surgery, internal medicine, radiology and pathology. By making the most of the comprehensive resources and expertise of the Hospital University, the Board reviews cases for which single departments find it difficult to establish a diagnosis and make treatment plans.

Composition

The Cancer Board includes a general manager, administrative staff, and physicians specializing in malignancies of the upper gastrointestinal tract, lower gastrointestinal tract, liver, gall bladder and pancreas, respiratory system, mammary gland, female genital organs, urinary organs, brain, head and neck, hematopoietic organs, bone and soft tissue, liver metastases, bone metastases, unknown primary, and skin, hereditary tumors and cancer in children. Each Cancer Board office comprises multiple departments and divisions and is managed by the responsible physician.

Major activities

Cancer Board meetings are attended by Cancer Board staff, staff in charge of area-based offices, the manager of the outpatient chemotherapy division, pharmacists, nurses, the Clinical Research Center, Department of Palliative Medicine, Department of Planning, Information and Management, and division of Pathology. Meetings are held regularly to organize and promote activities concerning cancer treatment.

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