Cancer/Palliative Care Track—The Interdisciplinary Cancer Pain Management Collaborative: Patient-Centered Teamwork (410)

11:45 am–12:45 pm Sunday, April 29

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The Vanderbilt matrix model of interdisciplinary, multispecialty cancer pain care utilizes the expertise of various specialists such as the oncologist, functional neurosurgeon, and interventional pain specialist, all contributing key diagnostic, treatment, and triage expertise based upon their particular vantage point. This session details how this approach can provide the patient more and better options for pain and symptom control, improved quality of life, and even increased survival.

The Interventional Pain Doctor’s Collaborative Role in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Triage of Cancer Pain Patients.

David A. Edwards, MD PhD

The Functional Neurosurgeon's Role: Operative Cancer Pain Treatment: Who Is a Good Candidate and Who Isn't

Hamid Shah, MD

The Oncologist's Role: Triaging Patients in Pain—Crucial Information for Interventional Collaborators

Barbara Murphy, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Compose a list of interventional treatment options for patients with cancer-related pain that might require the skills of multiple specialists including oncologists, functional neurosurgeons, oncologic surgeons, radiologists, interventional pain clinicians, palliative care clinicians, gastroenterologists, advanced practice providers, and therapists.
  • Describe the members of a Cancer Pain Collaborative and how each member can effectively triage care for cancer patients to provide timely treatments.