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Multidisciplinary approach is key to successful treatment of aggressive prostate cancer
Date:11/17/2010

clearly seen. The multidisciplinary clinic approach to prostate cancer enhances outcomes through a coordinated approach to all therapeutic options," said Richard Pestell, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.P., F.A.C.P., director, Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson. "This clinic model serves as an educational tool for patients, their families and our trainees and supports clinical trial participation. The multidisciplinary approach to cancer is the hallmark of KCC programs."

"This study conclusively shows that a highly-coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to treating aggressive forms of prostate cancer is best," said Adam Dicker, M.D., Ph.D, Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University; Program Leader-Radiation Research and Translational Biology at the Kimmel Cancer Center; and co-investigator on this study. "A team of committed urologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and other specialists, in partnership with dedicated coordinators, is essential for the success of this patient-centered program."


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Contact: Ed Federico
ed.federico@jefferson.edu
Thomas Jefferson University
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