Team care approach for head and neck cancer in national cancer center hospital east

Yoshihiro Kimata, Katsuhiro Ishida, Hideki Kadota, Tomoyuki Yano, Minoru Sakuraba, Ryuichi Hayashi, Kazuto Matsuura, Mitsuo Yamazaki, Shinya Monden, Satoshi Ebihara, Hiroshi Tashiro

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Abstract

Team care in the management of head and neck tumors at the National Cancer Center Hospital involves a diverse range of medical staff whose main subject is the head and neck area. The staff include head and neck surgeons, radiotherapists, radiodiagnosticians, medical oncologists, reconstructive surgeons, dentists, and nurses. An important advantage of team care at our hospital is the psychological and palliative care provided by psycho-oncologists, clinical psychologists, and palliative physicians. In this paper we report on the status of team care at our hospital throughout the management of head and neck tumors and discuss several problems and difficulties that must still be resolved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-406
Number of pages6
JournalToukeibu Gan
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oncology

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Kimata, Y., Ishida, K., Kadota, H., Yano, T., Sakuraba, M., Hayashi, R., ... Tashiro, H. (2004). Team care approach for head and neck cancer in national cancer center hospital east. Toukeibu Gan, 30(3), 401-406. https://doi.org/10.5981/jjhnc.30.401