At Parkview Packnett Family Cancer Institute, you can expect:
Patients will be connected to a Parkview Packnett Family Cancer Institute nurse navigator within 24 – 48 hours of referral. This supportive team member answers questions, provides resources and coordinates care. A dedicated nurse navigator follows each patient from diagnosis to treatment completion.
- Access and expedited workup
A comprehensive diagnosis, staging, Tumor Board review and personalized multidisciplinary care plan will be completed within three weeks of each patients’ initial diagnosis.
- Subspecialized expertise
All our surgical, medical, radiation and other physicians are fellowship-trained, subspecialized, and armed with expertise not seen at most institutions. This allows for enhanced knowledge and proficiency not seen with generalized surgical, procedural and medical oncologic practices. We believe in providing unmatched care because every patient deserves to be cared for by experts who are informed and proficient, helping ensure the best possible outcomes.
- Multidisciplinary collaboration
Our group of providers of varying specialties are focused on both cancer and subspecialty care. They work with other sections and service lines within Parkview Physicians Group and independent groups throughout the region. A key aspect of that collaboration is the disease-site Tumor Boards and tumor site team meetings. Tumor Board meetings are individualized and extensive. We review each case from history to radiology, surgical procedures and pathological findings, as well as medical and social issues that may affect treatment. We also discuss current medical literature and best practices in terms of each diagnosis. Input is provided by numerous cancer subspecialists and this review allows access to cutting-edge research and clinical trials, when applicable.
- Tumor Board letter
All patients, their referring physicians and primary care providers receive a Tumor Board letter, providing a clear summary of their diagnosis, stage and comprehensive care plan. A simple referral initiates this process.
- Personalized education
A dedicated nurse navigator will curate and update a customized education binder for each patient. The educational materials are specific to the treatment plan and individual patient needs throughout every step of the cancer journey.