Background: the aim of this paper is to quantify multidisciplinary team meeting (MDT) impact on the decisional clinical pathway of thoracic cancer patients, assessing the modification rate of the initial out-patient evaluation. Methods: the impact of MDT was classified as follows: confirmation: same conclusions as out-patient hypothesis; modification: change of out-patient hypothesis; implementation: definition of a clear clinical track/conclusion for patients that did not receive any clinical hypothesis; further exams required: the findings that emerged in the MDT meeting require further exams. Results: one thousand consecutive patients evaluated at MDT meetings were enrolled. Clinical settings of patients were: early stage lung cancer (17.4%); locally advanced lung cancer (27.4%); stage IV lung cancer (9.8%); mesothelioma (1%); metastases to the lung from other primary tumors (4%); histologically proven or suspected recurrence from previous lung cancer (15%); solitary pulmonary nodule (19.2%); mediastinal tumors (3.4%); other settings (2.8%). Conclusions: MDT meetings impact patient management in oncologic thoracic surgery by modifying the out-patient clinical hypothesis in 10.6% of cases; the clinical settings with the highest decisional modification rates are "solitary pulmonary nodule" and "proven or suspected recurrence" with modification rates of 14.6% and 13.3%, respectively.
The Impact of Multidisciplinary Team Meetings on Patient Management in Oncologic Thoracic Surgery : a Single-Center Experience / F. Petrella, D. Radice, J. Guarize, G. Piperno, C. Rampinelli, F. de Marinis, L. Spaggiari. - In: CANCERS. - ISSN 2072-6694. - 13:2(2021 Jan 10), pp. 228.1-228.12.
|Titolo:||The Impact of Multidisciplinary Team Meetings on Patient Management in Oncologic Thoracic Surgery : a Single-Center Experience|
PETRELLA, FRANCESCO (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||multidisciplinary team meeting; thoracic oncology; tumor boards|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/21 - Chirurgia Toracica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||10-gen-2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cancers13020228|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|