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Tumor board conferences are conducted several times a month by our Physician-based Care Teams and often include input from Duke Health physicians. A tumor board is a multidisciplinary meeting where complex patient cases are discussed in significant detail. The physicians concentrate on patients with difficult tumors or patients who have previously received treatment and, for various reasons, now need a different treatment plan.

All the disciplines are involved in this meeting and may include nearly a dozen experts or more. Each patient’s diagnosis is introduced, and the group reviews the patient’s scans, biopsies, lab, and other records with the goal of coming up with the best treatment plan.

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    Physician Teams

    The Thoracic Cancer Team is led by Mark Malias, M.D. The team supports early detection of lung cancer through screening and also has a specialized pulmonary nodule clinic to ensure that the early lesions are appropriately treated. If sampling is required, the team has access to 3D bronchoscopy, equipment that markedly improves accuracy. If lung surgery is necessary, the team also has access to DaVinci Surgical Robot technology that allows for minimally invasive surgery and improved recovery times.

    Lung cancer cases are presented at two of the five monthly tumor board conferences. The tumor board conferences are conducted by our physician-based teams at Scully-Welsh Cancer Center. A tumor board is a meeting where complex patient cases are discussed in significant detail by a multidisciplinary team of doctors. The physicians concentrate on patients with difficult tumors or patients who have previously received treatment and, for various reasons, now need a different treatment plan. The doctor teams also review participation in a clinical trial as an option for each patient at the cancer center in Vero Beach. Doctors from each discipline are involved in this meeting and may include nearly a dozen or more cancer experts. Each patient’s diagnosis is introduced, and the group reviews the patient’s scans, biopsies, lab results, and other records with the goal of coming up with the best treatment plan. The team includes other medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncology, radiology, interventional radiology, pathology, patient care navigator, nutritionist, and behavioral health specialist.

    Patient care coordination for the Brain Cancer Team is arranged through our patient care navigators at (772) 226-4827.

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    The G.I. Cancer Team is led by Dr. Gregory MacKay, M.D. One of the technologies utilized by the team is endoscopic ultrasound. This technology allows for the visualization and potential biopsy of internal lesions that would otherwise be difficult to see, such as early pancreatic cancer.

    Gastrointestinal cancer cases are presented at one of our five monthly tumor board conferences. The tumor board conferences are conducted by our physician-based teams at Scully-Welsh Cancer Center. A tumor board is a meeting where complex patient cases are discussed in significant detail by a multidisciplinary team of doctors. The physicians concentrate on patients with difficult tumors or patients who have previously received treatment and, for various reasons, now need a different treatment plan. The doctor teams also review participation in a clinical trial as an option for each patient at the cancer center in Vero Beach. Doctors from each discipline are involved in this meeting and may include nearly a dozen or more cancer experts. Each patient’s diagnosis is introduced, and the group reviews the patient’s scans, biopsies, lab results, and other records with the goal of coming up with the best treatment plan. The team includes other medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncology, radiology, interventional radiology, pathology, patient care navigator, nutritionist, and behavioral health specialist.

    Patient care coordination for the Gastrointestinal Cancer Team is arranged through our patient care navigators at (772) 226-4827.

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    The G.U. Team is led by Marc Rose, M.D., with co-leader Stephen Patterson, M.D. The team focuses on early detection, surveillance and state-of-the-art care.

    Prostate cancer cases are presented at one of our five monthly tumor board conferences. The tumor board conferences are conducted by our physician-based teams at Scully-Welsh Cancer Center. A tumor board is a meeting where complex patient cases are discussed in significant detail by a multidisciplinary team of doctors. The physicians concentrate on patients with difficult tumors or patients who have previously received treatment and, for various reasons, now need a different treatment plan. The doctor teams also review participation in a clinical trial as an option for each patient at the cancer center in Vero Beach. Doctors from each discipline are involved in this meeting and may include nearly a dozen or more cancer experts. Each patient’s diagnosis is introduced, and the group reviews the patient’s scans, biopsies, lab results, and other records with the goal of coming up with the best treatment plan. The team includes other medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncology, radiology, interventional radiology, pathology, patient care navigator, nutritionist, and behavioral health specialist.

    Patient care coordination for the G.U. Team is arranged through our patient care navigators at (772) 226-4827.

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    Physician Teams

    The Breast & Gynecological Cancer Team is led by Heather Nagel, M.D. Early identification of breast cancer is key to improving survival and the team utilizes the latest technologies including 3D mammography. When chemotherapy is required, we also have the Dignacap equipment, an innovative technology that helps reduce hair loss from during treatments.

    Breast cancer cases are presented at one of our five monthly tumor board conferences. The tumor board conferences are conducted by our physician-based teams at Scully-Welsh Cancer Center. A tumor board is a meeting where complex patient cases are discussed in significant detail by a multidisciplinary team of doctors. The physicians concentrate on patients with difficult tumors or patients who have previously received treatment and, for various reasons, now need a different treatment plan. The doctor teams also review participation in a clinical trial as an option for each patient at the cancer center in Vero Beach. Doctors from each discipline are involved in this meeting and may include nearly a dozen or more cancer experts. Each patient’s diagnosis is introduced, and the group reviews the patient’s scans, biopsies, lab results, and other records with the goal of coming up with the best treatment plan. The team includes other medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncology, radiology, interventional radiology, pathology, patient care navigator, nutritionist, and behavioral health specialist.

    Patient care coordination for the Breast & Gynecological Cancer Team is arranged through our patient care navigators at (772) 226-4827.

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    The Melanoma Team is led by James Grichnik, M.D., Ph.D. The clinic focuses on early detection through the use of dermoscopy and confocal microscopy.

    Cases are presented at one of our five monthly tumor board conferences. The tumor board conferences are conducted by our physician-based teams at Scully-Welsh Cancer Center. A tumor board is a meeting where complex patient cases are discussed in significant detail by a multidisciplinary team of doctors. The physicians concentrate on patients with difficult tumors or patients who have previously received treatment and, for various reasons, now need a different treatment plan. The doctor teams also review participation in a clinical trial as an option for each patient at the cancer center in Vero Beach. Doctors from each discipline are involved in this meeting and may include nearly a dozen or more cancer experts. Each patient’s diagnosis is introduced, and the group reviews the patient’s scans, biopsies, lab results, and other records with the goal of coming up with the best treatment plan. The team includes other medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncology, radiology, interventional radiology, pathology, patient care navigator, nutritionist, and behavioral health specialist.

    Mohs Surgery

    Mohs micrographic surgery is a method used to remove skin cancer. The procedure was developed by Frederic E. Mohs, M.D. in the 1930s and has since been refined.Lilia Correa-Selm, MD, is the cancer center’s dermatology surgical director and is fellowship trained in confocal microscopy and Mohs surgery.

    The Mohs procedure is most often used to treat basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas – two of the most common forms of skin cancer. However, there is also utility for other more rare, aggressive, skin and soft tissue cancers. Mohs surgery is particularly helpful for:

    • Skin cancers near vital functional or cosmetically important areas, such as eyelids, nose, ears, lips, forehead, scalp, fingers, or genital area.
    • Skin cancer that is 2 cm (approximately 1 inch) or larger on any area other than the face.
    • Skin cancer with borders that are not clearly defined.
    • Skin cancers in which other treatments have failed (i.e., the cancer comes back after treatment).
    • Skin cancer in areas where scar tissue already is present.

    Since the Mohs surgical technique only removes diseased tissue in the specific area in which it resides, more of the surrounding normal tissue can be saved. Another advantage of the Mohs technique is that the microscopic examination and removal method reveals the skin cancer down to its roots, allowing for complete removal of the cancer.

    Mohs micrographic surgery has the highest cure rate of all treatments for basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers. According to the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS), the cure rate exceeds 99 percent for new skin cancers and 95 percent for recurrent skin cancers.

    Melanoma Screening and Imaging Services

    To learn more about the screening and imaging services available at the Scully-Welsh Cancer Center, download our Total Body Photography brochure and our Reflectance Confocal Microscopy brochure.

    Contact Us

    You can make an appointment at the Scully-Welsh Cancer Center by calling 772.563.4673, option 3. To reach a patient care navigator, dial 772.226.4827.

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    Tumor board conferences are conducted several times a month by our Physician-based Care Teams and often include input from Duke Health physicians. A tumor board is a multidisciplinary meeting where complex patient cases are discussed in significant detail. The physicians concentrate on patients with difficult tumors or patients who have previously received treatment and, for various reasons, now need a different treatment plan.

    All the disciplines are involved in this meeting and may include nearly a dozen experts or more. Each patient’s diagnosis is introduced, and the group reviews the patient’s scans, biopsies, lab, and other records with the goal of coming up with the best treatment plan.

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    Physician Teams

    There are numerous different types of cancers and while the majority of cancers will fall into one of our specific teams, this team is focused on managing the other less common cancers.

    Cancer cases are presented at one of our five monthly tumor board conferences. The tumor board conferences are conducted by our physician-based teams at Scully-Welsh Cancer Center. A tumor board is a meeting where complex patient cases are discussed in significant detail by a multidisciplinary team of doctors. The physicians concentrate on patients with difficult tumors or patients who have previously received treatment and, for various reasons, now need a different treatment plan. The doctor teams also review participation in a clinical trial as an option for each patient at the cancer center in Vero Beach. Doctors from each discipline are involved in this meeting and may include nearly a dozen or more cancer experts. Each patient’s diagnosis is introduced, and the group reviews the patient’s scans, biopsies, lab results, and other records with the goal of coming up with the best treatment plan. The team includes other medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncology, radiology, interventional radiology, pathology, patient care navigator, nutritionist, and behavioral health specialist.

    Same day or next day appointments are available. The appointment number is (772) 226-4810. The patient navigation number is (772) 226-4827.