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COMMENTARY
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-37

Thoracic oncology multidisciplinary teams: Between the promises and challenges


1 Department of Oncology, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital (KAMC-KFNGH), Saudi Arabia
2 Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Department of Surgery, Evanston, IL, USA

Correspondence Address:
Abdul-Rahman Jazieh
Department of Oncology, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital (KAMC-KFNGH), Mail Code 1777, P.O. Box 22490, Riyadh - 11426
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1737.38395

PMID: 19561883

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The thoracic oncology multidisciplinary teams are playing an increasing role in the management of thoracic malignancies. These teams have a great potential to improve the patient care and the health care system, however, they are faced by many challenges. To realize the full potential of these teams, a better understanding of their functions, roles, benefits and challenges from all involved including teams members and leadership is crucial.


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