Focused Issue on Lung Cancer MDT Care

Posted On 2019-06-23 03:41:28


This focused issue on “Lung Cancer MDT Care” is edited by Dr. Emily Stone, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Acting Head of Thoracic Medicine within the Department of Lung Transplantation and Thoracic Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Australia.

Dr Stone is a Consultant Respiratory Physician and Acting Head of Thoracic Medicine within the Department of Lung Transplantation and Thoracic Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. She is a conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales and the Chair of the St Vincent’s Hospital Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). She oversees the MDT meeting for thoracic malignancies, lung cancer clinic and academic program for the Department of Thoracic Medicine. She established and developed the St Vincent’s Lung Cancer MDT database to the point of transition to the institutional OMIS and is further developing a research database for evaluation of lung cancer MDT care.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Optimizing MDT data for maximum clinical impact
    Emily Stone, St Vincent's Hospital Thoracic Medicine and Cancer Services, Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Australia; St Vincent's Clinical School, UNSW, Australia; Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia
  2. Lung cancer MDT impact on survival
    Shalini Vinod, South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of NSW, NSW, Australia; Cancer Therapy Centre, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, NSW, Australia
  3. UK National Lung Cancer Audit: using MDT data to drive change
    Neil Navani, University College London Hospital
  4. Accuracy of lung cancer staging in the MDT setting  
    CK Liam, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  5. Implementation of lung cancer MDTs: addressing evidence gaps  
    Nicole Rankin, Cancer Council NSW, Cancer Research Division University of Sydney, Sydney Health Partners, Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research in association with Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Faculty of Science, School of Psychology, Australia
  6. Locally advanced NSCLC: the place of surgery in MDT care
    Gavin Wright, Department of Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3065, Australia
  7. Lung cancer MDT care in the United States
    Nichole Tanner, Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center, Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Hospital, Charleston, SC; Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  8. The role of primary care in improving care and outcomes for lung cancer patients
    Mick Peake, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester, Groby Road, Leicester LE3 9QP, UK
  9. Optimum models for lung cancer MDT care
    Raymond Osarogiagbon, Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program, Baptist Cancer Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  10. MDT care for advanced lung cancer
    Jacek Jassem, Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdańsk, Poland
  11. Tobacco cessation in the lung cancer MDT setting
    Matthew Steliga, Department of Surgery, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  12. Early Palliative Care Intervention in Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Care
    David Currow, IMPACCT - Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia