Dr. Tom Wheeler over at his Medscape blog entitled Lab Line by the Doctor's Doctor has a great note on tumor boards. The paragraph below pretty much says it all. It is tumor board, not tumor bored and pathologists need to be more of an integral part of these meetings than what I have seen as typical pathologists' roles and reactions to these conferences.
"A number of pathologists that I know view these conferences as a burden and an interruption of their regular work by an activity that is not reimbursed, not to mention the frustration of having cases added at the last minute making it difficult to put together an orderly presentation within time for the meeting. My view is somewhat different – this is not an interruption of your work it is your work."
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