The UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital cancer care team sponsors tumor conferences with the primary focus of providing multidisciplinary consults on cancer cases. All major cancer sites are covered throughout the year, with emphasis on the top five sites: breast, prostate, lung, colorectal and bladder.
A physician moderates the conference, which provides stimulating discussion that can determine how to best manage challenging cases. Tumor Conference presentation includes medical history and physical assessment, radiographic studies, pathological interpretations, TNM staging (Tumor size, Lymph Node involvement, Metastatic Disease) and recommended therapeutic intervention(s). Conferences are open to all physicians/medical staff, nursing and other healthcare providers and are approved for continuing education credit.