Spine Tumor Board
Tumors of the spine remain a clinical challenge, both diagnostically and therapeutically due to the uncommon nature of the disease combined with the complex anatomic location and associate structures. The University of Virginia remains the No. 1 hospital in Virginia, and the UVA Cancer Center is among the top 50 in the United States. And as such, the Cancer Center is announcing a new interdisciplinary initiative to develop a multi-specialty Spine Tumor Service.
The ultimate mission of the Spine Tumor Service would be to improve the ability to diagnose and care for patients with complex primary and metastatic lesions of the spine by bringing together multi-disciplinary specialized care. The Spine Tumor Service would focus on providing a streamlined process for access of our patients, support for our referring partners, and advancing patient care, outcomes, processes, and quality measures.
As the first part of this near-term effort, we are creating a new Spine Tumor Board. This is an open invitation to all interest clinicians, researchers, and providers to join us to be part of this initiative. We also encourage our referring partners to submit cases for review, as well as, open attendance for participation in the Spine Tumor Board is encouraged.
The Spine Tumor Board meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month to discuss challenging cases.
First meeting will be on Thursday January 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm.
A location will be released as the event gets closer. Please check back here for updates.