Tumor Board Conference

Learn about comprehensive, collaborative approaches to cancer care — and gain exposure to especially difficult cases — during tumor board meetings.

At tumor board conferences, experts from multiple disciplines meet to discuss ongoing, complex cancer cases. Tumor board meetings let you see how these experts trade knowledge and work as a group to consider potential treatment plans.

Faculty members give case presentations of individual cancer patients at tumor boards. Therefore, the tumor board meeting is the only conference at which you will not present. 

Looking at a patient’s case from different viewpoints is an important part of deciding on a treatment approach. Tumor boards are pivotal to your understanding of the management of patients with cancer. That’s why we’ve made it mandatory to attend all tumor board conferences. 

Tumor board meetings can expose you to discussions about many types of cancer, including:

  • bladder cancer
  • kidney cancer
  • liposarcoma
  • penile cancer
  • prostate cancer
  • renal cancer
  • testicular cancer
  • ureteral cancer
  • urethra cancer

These meetings are your time to ask questions and engage with specialists from disparate backgrounds, including surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists and medical oncologists.

Tumor board conferences will expose you to cancer cases that are challenging or unusual. You may have opportunities to learn about rare tumor types for which there are no standard courses of treatment.

Discussions may broaden your knowledge about tumor characteristics, pre-treatment evaluation, treatment plans and clinical trials.