Thoracic oncology multidisciplinary teams: between the promises and challenges

Ann Thorac Med. 2008 Jan;3(1):34-7. doi: 10.4103/1817-1737.38395.


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.

Keywords: Multidisciplinary teams; thoracic oncology.