1 active alerts Show
Cancer Care

Multidisciplinary Care

Every patient benefits from a team of experts.

A Full Team of Experts in Your Corner

You will appreciate the convenience of receiving all of your services under one roof at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, but the advantages to our multidisciplinary approach go much deeper.

Studies show that patients who receive their cancer screening, prevention, treatment and palliative-care services in a setting of multispecialty care tend to live longer and have a better quality of life. And because our model of care is based on multidisciplinary centers, every patient benefits from a team of experts who are focused on his or her individual care.

What is a Multidisciplinary Center, and How Does It Benefit Me?

A cancer multidisciplinary center, or MDC, is an organizational unit of doctors from different specialties who collaborate to focus on caring for patients with a specific type of cancer.

When you visit the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, you will meet with your nurse navigator and a team of doctors in one visit. Your team will be made up of doctors who specialize in your type of cancer and typically includes:

  • A surgeon who can order diagnostic tests, perform a biopsy to see if your tumor is malignant or operate to remove cancer if necessary.
  • A medical oncologist who can administer chemotherapy or immunotherapy that kills cancer cells.
  • A radiation oncologist who can pinpoint places where your cancer is growing and use precisely focused X-rays to reduce or destroy it.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute leadership team

Together, these cancer specialists, in consultation with your primary-care doctor, will work with you to create the most appropriate and effective plan of treatment for your cancer.

The Breast Center is available to all women who need routine screenings or further diagnostic procedures and treatments.
Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are used to treat rectal and anal cancers.
Decades of clinical experience show that combinations of these treatments are often most effective in treating prostate cancer and genitourinary cancers.

Related Content

We provide a vast array of cancer outpatient services under one roof, making care more convenient, efficient and effective.
Discover Patient Stories and ChristianaCare News related to Cancer Care.

Multidisciplinary Care A-Z Services List

A
Adolescent/Young Adult Cancer Survivorship Transition Program

Whether it was 10 months ago or 10 years ago, you still remember when the doctor said you were done with your cancer treatments.

C
Colon, Rectal and Anal Cancer

Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are used to treat rectal and anal cancers.

G
Genitourinary and Prostate Cancer

Decades of clinical experience show that combinations of these treatments are often most effective in treating prostate cancer and genitourinary cancers.

H
Head and Neck Cancer

Decades of clinical experience show that combinations of these treatments are often most effective.

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancer

A new treatment for liver cancer, called radiofrequency ablation, uses heat produced by electrical current to kill cancer cells.

L
Lung Health and Screening Program

As part of our ongoing commitment to preventive care, ChristianaCare now offers lung screenings for your patients who have a history of heavy smoking.

Lymphoma/Leukemia

Surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation and, in some cases, stem-cell transplantation are used to treat these cancers.

N
Neuro-oncology

Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are used, often in combination, to treat neurological cancers.

S
Sarcoma, Bone Cancer and Melanoma

Melanoma may begin as a mole on the skin, but it can also begin in other pigmented tissues, such as in the eye or intestines.

Skin Cancer

Your team will tailor your cancer treatment for your cancer and for you.

Spine Cancer

Often these cancers will cause pain or neurological changes, and our team of specialists will help diagnose and treat these problems.

T
The Tatiana Copeland Breast Center

The Tatiana Copeland Breast Center is available to all women who need routine screenings or further diagnostic procedures and treatments.

Thoracic, Esophogeal and Lung Cancer

Your team will tailor your cancer treatment for you.