Format of GTBC

Frequency: Usually once a week, a Tumor Board Conference convenes for an in-depth discussion of all recent cancer cases. 

People involved in the meetings: The meetings are open to the entire house staff, the medical staff and oncology nurses. 

Procedure: At the meetings, a physician (usually a resident or fellow) familiar with the patient presents a case history.  Pathologists and sometimes including radiologists present pertinent diagnostic information from their areas.  Surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists provide a management plan for each patient based on the information obtained.   Specific points or questions are usually clarified in the conference prior to rendering a specific management plan.