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Disease Site Teams

Breast Disease Site Team

The Breast Disease Site Team (DST) at the Juravinski Cancer Centre exemplifies the finest principles of teamwork in cancer care. Members of the team have led the country in setting standards for care, have developed innovative ways of involving patients in shared decision-making, and have developed extremely successful after care and outreach programs in direct response to needs expressed by patients.

The DST is made up of a wide range of experts including:

  • Medical Oncologists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Surgical Oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Nurses
  • Plastic Surgeons
  • Pathologists
  • Social Workers
  • Physicians specializing in Genetics
  • A Genetic Counselor
  • Dieticians
  • Pharmacists
  • Residents
  • Radiation Therapists
  • Clinical Research Assistants

Our multi-disciplinary team approach is at the core of our treatment philosophy.  The team meets weekly to review and collaborate on complex cases to determine the best treatment for patients.

The team also meets once a month via videoconference with other physicians and healthcare professionals from hospitals across the LHIN, including Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Niagara Health System, Brantford General Hospital and Norfolk General Hospital.  These video-case conferences present an opportunity for the team to provide input on complex cases and learn about new treatments, research and advances in breast cancer care. This regional approach to care also means that all breast cancer patients from across the LHIN receive the same standard of care.

Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100