Journal Article
Study

The multidisciplinary approach to GI cancer results in change of diagnosis and management of patients. Multidisciplinary care impacts diagnosis and management of patients.

Meguid C, Schulick RD, Schefter TE, et al. Annals of surgical oncology. 2016;23:3986-3990.

Multidisciplinary team discussions are thought to make cancer care safer and more effective. This pre–post study found that the use of a multidisciplinary program for evaluation of gastrointestinal cancer cases led to changes in diagnosis and treatment. These results support closer collaboration among providers to augment diagnosis, as recommended in the recent Improving Diagnosis report.