Document Type: Letter to Editor

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Abstract

We would like to draw the attention of thedermatological fraternity to the concept ofmultidisciplinary team meetings. This concept,although novel in dermatology, has been in voguefor optimal oncological management in variouspremier cancer set-ups worldwide. MultidisciplinaryTeam Meetings (MDTs) or tumour boards are agroup of dedicated personnel aimed at optimisingthe management of cancer patients in an integratedmanner, so as to standardize care, to ensure timelyand appropriate attention from skilled professionals,and to enable patients to receive the best levels ofmanagement in a consistent manner. The teamusually comprises surgeons, oncologists, radiologists,pathologists, nurses, and an MDT co-ordinator.