Fighting cancer is a complex and difficult journey, which is why the UF Health Cancer Center marshals all our resources for each patient’s care. Each week, our cancer-specific tumor boards bring together doctors from different areas of expertise to discuss and determine the best possible treatment options and to develop a care plan.
During the meetings, each patient’s case is reviewed by a pathologist, radiologist, medical oncologist, surgical oncologist and radiation oncologist — all coordinated by a nurse navigator.
In some instances, a physical therapist, nutritionist and psychologist will also be involved.
Every patient’s medical history and needs are considered. Each week, a thorough discussion of progress, changes and options ensures that our cancer patients receive a comprehensive treatment plan specifically tailored to their needs using the greatest number of resources available.
UF Health has successfully performed stem cell transplantation to treat a broad variety of malignant and benign hematologic disorders, including:
- Acute and chronic leukemia
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Hodgkin’s disease
- Myeloproliferative syndrome
- Severe aplastic anemia