Multidisciplinary care

Multidisciplinary care

Multidisciplinary care (MDC) is becoming an increasingly important component of national and State/Territory cancer frameworks. Cancer Australia is committed to improving the uptake of multidisciplinary cancer care, using lessons learned from a number of key national projects.

Treatment and supportive care for people with cancer involves a number of different medical and allied health care professionals. Evidence indicates that a team approach to cancer care, in which health care professionals together consider all treatment options and develop an individual treatment plan for each patient, can reduce mortality and improve quality of life for the patient.