Each cancer team is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT). Each team is a multi-professional group which comprises of a group of expert doctors, nurses and other health care professionals with a special interest in diagnosis, treatment and management of people with cancer. Each member of the MDT has a different role to ensure all aspects of your care are supported.
The aim of the MDT is to ensure a co-ordinated, seamless approach to diagnosis, treatment and care planning for patients diagnosed with cancer. Each MDT meets on a weekly basis and arranges tests to determine what choice(s) of treatment options are available to you. They take into account many factors, such as the type and kind of cancer you have, whether it has spread, your overall general health and national treatment guidelines.
You may not meet all the members of your MDT but your Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) can provide you with information relating to who is in the MDT, the role of individuals within the MDT and when the MDT meeting takes place etc.
The MDT is also committed to providing timely communication to other professionals who you may come into contact with throughout your pathway of care.
MDT Lead Consultants
Acute Oncology – Dr Ravi Prashant
Brain cancers – Dr Dean Dhinakaran
Breast – Miss Sarah Rastall
Cancer of Unknown Primary – Dr Muhammed Nasim
Colorectal – Ms Emma Hamilton
Haematology – Dr George Cherian
Head and Neck – Mr Farhan Ashan
Gynaecology – Dr Banchhita Sahu
Lung – Dr Emma Crawford
Paediatric Oncology – Dr Andrew Cowley
Palliative Care – Dr Emma Corbett
Skin Cancer – Dr Susan Kelly
Teenage and Young Adult cancers – Dr Tabitha Parsons
Thyroid – Mr Farhan Ahsan
Upper Gastro-intestinal cancers – Dr Jeff Butterworth/Dr Ulrich Thalheimer
Urological cancers – Mr Praveen Pillai