Educating and integrating clinicians and types of care

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Published: 11 Nov 2011
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Dr Murray Brennan - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, USA

Dr Murray Brennan discusses his talk at the NCRI on integrating all oncologists with clinicians who manage patients with cancer. Findings have shown that patients want physicians who know about cancer, the disease, rather than a physician who specialises in a certain technique.

Dr Brennan states that by educating and integrating clinicians in a routine method of care, patients have more of an opportunity for personalised treatment, not in a genomic way, but in a way where the type of cancer the patient has and the specialty of the physician does not matter. Dr Brennan adds that the difficulty comes in the difference between this type of care and multidisciplinary care.