Dr. Unger on Utilizing a Multidisciplinary Team in Gastroesophageal Cancer

Partner | Cancer Centers | <b>Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center</b>

Keith R. Unger, MD, discusses utilizing a multidisciplinary team to treat patients with gastroesophageal cancer.

Keith R. Unger, MD, director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Service, Department of Radiation Medicine, director of the residency training program, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and associate professor of radiation medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, discusses utilizing a multidisciplinary team to treat patients with gastroesophageal cancer.

Tumor boards at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital consist of interventional gastroenterologists, surgeons, imaging specialists, pathologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists.

Additionally, team members from supportive care including a nutritionist and social worker may be present to offer insight on other issues that can arise over the course of treatment, concludes Unger.