University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Wattanosoth Cancer Hospital participated together in the first Cancer Tumor Board Teleconference held in Bangkok, Thailand. During the teleconference, five cases were presented, discussed, and analyzed for available treatment options in the presence of the Wattanosoth cancer team, which included a team of oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, and radiologists.
The joint venture is expected to help in improving the quality of patient-care at Wattanosoth Cancer Hospital by directly consulting the cases with experts from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for early and effective cancer treatment.
MD Anderson has a world-renowned track record for providing quality medical care and key cancer research and treatment, with over 21,000 patients treated in 2011 alone. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is also one of the few international cancer research centers that are equipped with a separate Emergency Center. The Center’s multidisciplinary team consists of medical specialists, surgical specialists, nurses, paramedics, radiologists, and pathologists addressing aspects of patient-care.
It is MD Anderson’s approach to cancer research and treatment that led to its partnership with Wattanosoth Cancer Hospital, and is likely to become a growing trend for other treatment centers throughout the world to reach out to MD Anderson for guidance on how they too can follow the Center’s unique model for treatment and research.