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1130 Optimizing multidisciplinary tumor boards in gynaecological cancer care: a critical analysis
  1. Gigi Gorgadze1,
  2. Nino Kikvadze1 and
  3. Mariam Gablishvili2
  1. 1Tbilisi State Medical University, Faculty of Medicine, Tbilisi, Georgia
  2. 2Institute of Clinical Oncology, Tbilisi, Georgia


Introduction/Background Multidisciplinary tumor boards (MDTBs) have emerged as a cornerstone in the contemporary organization of gynaecological cancer care. MDTBs bring together experts from diverse specialties, including gynaecology, oncology, radiology, pathology, and other relevant fields, to collaboratively discuss and formulate comprehensive treatment plans for individual patients. This focused exploration delves into the critical aspects of optimizing MDTBs in the context of gynaecological cancers.

Methodology A systematic review of the literature was conducted, utilizing databases such as PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library. Studies from the last decade, encompassing research articles, reviews, and clinical trials, were included for analysis. The selected literature was scrutinized to extract insights into the structure, functioning, and impact of MDTBs in gynaecological cancer care.

Results Studies highlighted the importance of well-defined structures for MDTBs, including standardized protocols, clear leadership roles, and regular meetings. Successful MDTBs demonstrated a balance between inclusivity and efficiency.

Technological integration, such as virtual tumor boards and decision support systems, was found to enhance the efficiency of MDTBs. These tools facilitated seamless communication, information sharing, and real-time collaboration among team members.

Successful MDTBs incorporated patient preferences and values into treatment decisions, emphasizing shared decision-making. Patient involvement in MDTB discussions was associated with increased satisfaction and adherence to treatment plans.

Research indicated that MDTBs positively influenced clinical outcomes, such as reduced time to treatment initiation, improved survival rates, and enhanced quality of life for gynaecological cancer patients.

Future directions involve refining MDTB models, exploring telemedicine solutions, and addressing the specific needs of underserved populations.

Conclusion Optimizing the structure and function of multidisciplinary tumor boards is crucial for ensuring effective gynaecological cancer care. This focused analysis underscores the significance of a patient-centric, technologically integrated, and well-structured approach to MDTBs, providing valuable insights for clinicians, policymakers, and researchers working towards further advancements in the organization of gynaecological cancer care.

Disclosures No disclosures. No conflict of Interest.

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