Multidisciplinary Clinics

Prostate Cancer Clinic

At Memorial Regional Cancer Center’s Prostate Cancer Clinic, our patients meet one-on-one with cancer care specialists to discuss treatment options, developing a comprehensive treatment of their prostate cancer. To help decide which treatment is best for you, the monthly Prostate Cancer Clinic brings patients and family members together with medical oncologists, urologists and radiation oncologists to discuss the different treatment options in one convenient visit. Our team of multispecialty, board-certified physicians will review your case and work together with you to coordinate a collaborative care plan.

What happens at the consultation?

  • Access to clinicians and specialists in surgical urology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, nutrition and social work.
  • Thorough review of various treatment options at the Memorial Regional Cancer Center.
  • Comprehensive assessment, including examination, from each specialty.
  • One-on-one discussion about findings, treatment options and any questions.
  • Recommendations of potential treatment plans.
  • Access to cutting-edge clinical trials for prostate cancer.

We serve any patient with:

  • Untreated, biopsy-proven, localized prostate cancer
  • Elevated PSA level measured within the last six months
  • Increasing PSA watched over several months

Patient Benefits:

  • Discuss all treatment options with specialists in one visit
  • Team approach focusing on the whole person including nutrition, exercise and social work resources
  • Access to national clinical drug trials
  • Board-certified physicians develop comprehensive care plan to begin treatment quickly

 

Thoracic Oncology Clinic

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 160,000 people die each year from lung cancer in the U.S. And every week, 78 Hoosiers die from the disease. This is why it’s highly critical for people to confirm diagnosis and begin treatment as early as possible.

Memorial Regional Cancer Center opened the Thoracic Oncology Clinic—the first of its kind in the region––to dramatically speed up the diagnosis and treatment for people affected by lung cancer or other thoracic malignancies. Once a week at the Cancer Center, a team of specialists––a thoracic surgeon, a medical oncologist, a radiation oncologist and a pulmonary medicine specialist––gather to assess each patient’s case to confirm diagnosis. The group works together with the patient to coordinate a comprehensive care plan.

"With the multidisciplinary approach, there is much better efficiency, communication and collaboration, which all leads to faster and better treatment," says David Hornback, M.D., medical director of Memorial Radiation Oncology and Thoracic Oncology Clinic team member.

"Cancer patients feel the clock is ticking for them and their families once the word ‘cancer’ is used," says James Kelly, M.D., a thoracic surgeon with the Thoracic Oncology Clinic. "So by placing patients in an environment where the testing and consulting revolves around them, the information gap is shortened to a time period of 48 to 72 hours from a situation which used to take 2½ weeks at a minimum."

The Clinic Will See the Following Patients:

  • Those with a confirmed diagnosis of lung cancer or other thoracic malignancy
  • Those with a mass or suspicious finding on their chest x-ray or physical exam, especially those from high-risk populations (smokers)
  • Those seeking a second opinion

For more information about our multidisciplinary clinics, please call the Memorial Regional Cancer Center at 574-647-1100.