DTRF-sponsored Tumor Board
In 2017, the Foundation sponsored its first DTRF Virtual Tumor Board. This meeting, which is held via teleconference, allows doctors to discuss their most complex desmoid tumor cases with other leading specialists in the field. Led by Dr. Aaron Weiss, pediatric oncologist at Maine Medical Center and Chair of DTRF’s Medical Advisory Board, this initiative is designed to provide additional input to physicians who have difficult cases as well as practitioners who do not have a lot of experience treating this tumor type.
The tumor board is held quarterly and each call covers about three cases. Presenting physicians share de-identified patient history and scans with the rest of the board. Specialists invited to weigh in are in the fields of oncology, radiology, surgical oncology, pathology and radiation oncology.