Tumor Boards

Tumor Boards at Hoag

Hospital Conference Meeting Room: Female Physician Presents Patient X-Ray on TV Screen, Team of Medical Doctors Discuss Patient Treatment. Research Scientists Talk of Cure, Drug, Medicine Development

Tumor boards* are a meeting of Hoag’s top experts in their respective subspecialties to determine the best approach for a patient’s individual cancer case.

Tumor boards generally include medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, precision medicine scientists, pharmacists and other integrated care providers such as social workers, nutritionists and genetic counselors – all gathered to convene on the best path forward for Hoag patients.

Cases presented at a tumor board meetings may be reviewed for many reasons, including:

  • Treatment recommendations
  • Management challenges
  • Discussion of treatment guidelines
  • Cases occurring in unusual sites or with unusual presentations
  • Other disease(s) affecting patient management
  • Clinical trial opportunities


Hoag hosts tumor boards in the following areas:
  • Breast cancer
  • Endocrine/Thyroid cancer
  • GI/Colorectal cancer
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Head & Neck cancer
  • IBD
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Malignant hematology
  • Melanoma
  • Molecular Imaging & Therapy
  • Neuroendocrine cancer
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Sarcoma
  • Urologic cancer

*Hoag Tumor Boards are open only to current medical staff.