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The SARC Multidisciplinary Tumor Board (SMTB) provides innovative multidisciplinary discussion for adults and children with sarcoma at any stage of the disease.
As the care of patients with cancer becomes increasingly complex and therapeutic options become more nuanced, the input of providers from different aspects of the care spectrum is more critical than ever for optimal decision making for patients. The SMTB provides a forum where a team of experts from a wide range of specialties meet for in-depth, evidence-based discussion of tumor diagnosis and management. Our monthly sarcoma tumor board meeting involves physicians specializing in sarcoma from surgical oncology, orthopedic oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pediatric oncology, pathology, and radiology.
All sarcoma patient cases, discussed at the SMTB are recorded and are available for future educational reference.
Patient cases may be presented by the physician at any step along the cancer journey: before any diagnostic procedure, before initial biopsy, before primary surgery, after primary surgery, at relapse, and/or in case of a possible inclusion in a clinical trial. The board will have a secure portal through which the physician can submit an intake form describing the case, treatment so far, and what clinical question they wish to discuss.
SMTB will meet at regularly scheduled multidisciplinary virtual conferences to prospectively review individual sarcoma patients and discuss best management, keeping in mind that individual physicians are responsible for making the ultimate treatment decision.
The value of SMTB is that it brings together many sarcoma experts across many institutions to discuss cases and provide insights that a single institutional tumor board would not be able to.
Individual physicians are responsible for making the request for the SMTB. Cases will be presented virtually by the submitting provider. Once you have submitted the form, the SARC tumor board coordinator will schedule the case.
The SARC Multidisciplinary Tumor Board meets monthly on Fridays (upcoming dates will be posted soon). Use this form to submit a request to have your sarcoma case discussed. Please submit this form at least two weeks prior to the tumor board’s monthly meeting.If your case submission is accepted, SMTB will require slides or x-rays. You do not need to provide those files now. Upon acceptance you will be contacted and asked to send additional materials via email. If you have any questions about this form or the submission process please email Lindsey Overman at email@example.com.
PLEASE NOTE: Only physicians may submit a case request. If you are a patient or family-member please contact your sarcoma physician and share a link to this page.
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