Monthly Oncology Tumor Boards: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Individualized Patient Care

The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) are composed of recommendations based on the best evidence available at the time they are derived.  Because new data are published continuously, the NCCN Guidelines® also are continuously updated and revised to reflect evolving data. The goal of the NCCN Guidelines is to help oncologists and other oncology health care professionals make the major clinical decisions encountered in managing their patients by providing ready access to the highest quality information available based on the evaluation of expert clinicians from NCCN Member Institutions.

The NCCN Guidelines provide recommendations for appropriate care for about 95% of patients; however, individual patient circumstances must be considered when applying these recommendations. In all cases, clinicians need to be aware of the current clinical status of the patient, including general health, disease specifics, personal preference, and current/former therapies. Once the current state of the patient is known, multidisciplinary considerations, partnered with the standards of care, can be applied to each patient case.  Each tumor type has specific recommendations to be considered by the multidisciplinary team. 

Tumor Boards provide a forum for a multidisciplinary team of experts to review the clinical considerations and patient circumstances that influence how to effectively apply appropriate standard of care and specific recommendations in the NCCN Guidelines to optimize management of patients with various cancer types.

Target Audience

This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians/oncologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other health care professionals who manage patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

The goal of this project is to ensure that members of the interprofessional oncology care team, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other relevant health care professionals, have the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Apply the current standards of oncology care and NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology to optimize the management of patients with various cancer types.  
  • Review new, emerging, and novel therapeutic agents and treatment strategies and incorporate these into the management of patients with cancer.
  • Communicate the importance of a multidisciplinary approach and improve the collaborative performance of the interprofessional oncology care team in the management of patients with cancer.
Additional information

This activity is supported by educational grants from: 

  • AstraZeneca
  • Blueprint Medicines
  • Epizyme Inc.
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Lilly
  • Novartis
  • Puma Biotechnology
  • Sanofi Genzyme

This activity is supported by independent medical education grants from:

  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Illumina, Inc
  • Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie company and Janssen Biotech, Inc. 

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Astellas.

This educational activity is supported by a medical education grant from Exelixis, Inc.

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Advances in Multidisciplinary Management of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Thursday, June 17, 2021 • 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
Daniel A. Pollyea, MD, MS; Glen J. Peterson, DNP, ACNP, RN; and Jennifer Tobin, PharmD, DPh, University of Colorado Cancer Center

Systemic Therapy Selection in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 • 3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT
Andrew J. Armstrong, MD, ScM, Duke Cancer Institute; and Joshua M. Lang, MD, MS, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center


Access to participate in selected sessions is through the NCCN WebEx Site on the day of each scheduled program.


The most recent recorded webcasts from this series will be listed below. Recordings from the previous NCCN Monthly Oncology Tumor Board Series can be found here

NCCN Continuing Education Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of NCCN that every 12 months, all faculty, moderators, activity planners and all internal planning staff participating in NCCN continuing education activities are expected to disclose any financial relationships with a commercial interest. In addition, all faculty presentations have been reviewed to ensure education is fair and balanced and that clinical content presented supports safe, effective patient care. Individuals who do not disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from involvement in the CE activity as a content developer, planner, or presenter.

Full disclosure of faculty relationships will be made prior to the activity.

This program has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for physicians and will award contact hours for nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals. NCCN will also seek approval for case manager clock hours. Complete accreditation information is provided before each individual educational activity.

Please login or register to take this course.
Please login or register to take this course.


Please login or register to take this course.

Required Hardware/software

To complete this activity, users will need:

  • A device with an Internet connection and sound playback capability
    • One of the two latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
    • Internet Explorer is no longer supported
  • Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing