People with cancer usually need several different kinds of physicians — surgeons, chemotherapy doctors, radiation specialists and others. In most care settings, patients and their families have to coordinate multiple providers, clinics and services.
The Clinical Cancer Center offers an alternative. We group physicians, nurses and others by the kind of cancer they treat, not the kind of medical service they provide. Patients can access all the caregivers they need through a single cancer team. We call this approach the “Hub Model” because it puts the patient at the center, surrounded by a full complement of physicians and other experts, resources and support.
At the Clinical Cancer Center, there is a specialized hub team for every kind of cancer. For patients and their families, the benefits are completely coordinated treatment and a seamless care experience.
Last Review Date: June 6, 2008
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