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Multidisciplinary Care

Multidisciplinary care focuses on continuity of care, development of appropriate referral networks, and pathways for treatment and care.

Benefits include:

  • Improved treatment planning
  • Improved communication and support between treating teams
  • Identification of supportive care needs for people with cancer
  • Improved coordination of services
  • Increased opportunities for recruitment to clinical trials
  • Reduction in service duplication

Cancer Multidisciplinary Meetings (MDMs) are regularly held across the region for a number of cancer types. These meetings support a team approach to treatment planning and ongoing care for newly diagnosed people with cancer as well as those requiring treatment plan reviews or palliative care.

The following meetings are held in the Barwon region:

MDM Meeting 

Location 

Frequency 

Breast

University Hospital Geelong

Weekly

Lung

University Hospital Geelong

Weekly

Colorectal 

University Hospital Geelong 

1st, 3rd, 5th weeks of each month 

Upper GI 

University Hospital Geelong 

Fortnightly 

Urology

University Hospital Geelong

Fortnightly

Neuro-Oncology 

University Hospital Geelong 

Fortnightly 

Lymphoma 

University Hospital Geelong 

Fortnightly 

Skin 

University Hospital Geelong 

Fortnightly 

Endocrine 

University Hospital Geelong 

Four-weekly 

Multi-tumour stream 

St John of God Warrnambool Hospital 

Fortnightly 


Clinicians requiring further information on the MDM program please contact:

Barwon meetings

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 03 4215 0462