Annals of Thoracic Medicine
COMMENTARY
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34--37

Thoracic oncology multidisciplinary teams: Between the promises and challenges


Abdul-Rahman Jazieh1, Abdulrahman Al Hadab1, John Howington2 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Jazieh AR, Al Hadab A, Howington J. Thoracic oncology multidisciplinary teams: Between the promises and challenges.Ann Thorac Med 2008;3:34-37


How to cite this URL:
Jazieh AR, Al Hadab A, Howington J. Thoracic oncology multidisciplinary teams: Between the promises and challenges. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Sep 23 ];3:34-37
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