Multidisciplinary cancer care

Specialist doctors
Improve treatment pathways by referring your patient to a LMICS multidisciplinary cancer care team meeting

Multidisciplinary care is a collaborative approach to treatment planning and ongoing care throughout the treatment pathway. Multidisciplinary care aims to ensure that members of the treatment and care team can discuss all relevant aspects of a cancer patient’s physical and psychosocial needs along with other factors impacting upon the patient’s care.

It is well documented and accepted that multidisciplinary care represents best practice in terms of treatment planning and care for cancer patients. Effective multidisciplinary care assures:

  • improved treatment
  • improved team communication and support
  • improved coordination of patient care
  • reduced service duplication
  • increased opportunities for recruitment into clinical trials
  • consideration of patient’s physical and emotional needs.

Multidisciplinary team

  • teams comprising health care practitioners required for all treatment and care decisions in a particular tumour stream.
  • team members can be from the primary, community and acute sectors, public and private sector and can be from several health services.
  • core team members will commonly include radiologists, pathologists, general practitioners, surgeons, physicians, medical oncologists, palliative care practitioners, radiation oncologists, social workers and/or psychologists, oncology nurses, data managers, and research nurses.

CANMAP

CANMAP program - www.lmmdc.org.au

Health professtionals who participate in MDM's may access the CANMAP education package by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Multidisciplinary meetings

A regularly scheduled meeting of core and invited team members for the purpose of prospective treatment and care planning of newly diagnosed cancer patients as well as those requiring review of treatment plans or palliative care.

  • Breast & colorectal (weekly)
  • Genitourinary (fortnightly)
  • Head, neck & skin (monthly)
  • Haematology (fortnightly)
  • Thoracic (weekly)

Multidisciplinary cancer care meeting days

Bendigo  MDM schedule Bendigo
Mildura   GU MDM schedule Mildura   MDM schedule Mildura

Multidisciplinary meeting guidelines TOR

For MDC guidelines please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Patient referrals

Forms coming soon

Resources

Cancer Learning is an online hub that is free to access and contains resources and educational material for people providing care to cancer patients.

CanNET Victoria Multidisciplinary Team Meeting Directory

This site provides information to General Practitioners, health professionals, patients and their family members who are seeking information on the availability and location of Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Services within Victoria.