An Evaluation of the Value and Future Development of Multidisciplinary Teams - European Medical Journal

An Evaluation of the Value and Future Development of Multidisciplinary Teams


The EMJ Podcast | Bonus Episode

In this EMJ Podcast, our host Brigitte Scott is joined by Russell Petty, Professor of Medical Oncology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee and NHS Tayside, Scotland, UK, and Bianca Devitt, Medical Oncologist, Eastern Health, Australia, who share their perspectives on the multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach in cancer care.

This specialist roundtable discussion examines the key performance indicators for an MDT and the value of the MDT to patients and team members, and focuses on barriers to change in the MDT approach, emerging therapies that could impact the MDT approach, and the evolution of collaboration between clinical and molecular MDTs. To finish, the experts highlight the unprecedented challenges for healthcare systems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss adaptations to MDT practices that were required as a result, and whether they may continue in the future.

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This podcast was funded by a medical educational grant from AstraZeneca, with the purpose of enhancing the fundamental understanding of oncology specialists of the value of a multidisciplinary team approach in the management of patients with cancer.

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