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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


multidisciplinary opinion  listen  (MUL-tee-DIH-sih-plih-NAYR-ee uh-PIN-yun)

  A treatment planning approach in which a number of doctors who are experts in different specialties (disciplines) review and discuss the medical condition and treatment options of a patient. In cancer treatment, a multidisciplinary opinion may include that of a medical oncologist (who provides cancer treatment with drugs), a surgical oncologist (who provides cancer treatment with surgery), and a radiation oncologist (who provides cancer treatment with radiation). Also called tumor board review.