Chapter 11. The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team in the Management of Colorectal Cancer

  1. John H. Scholefield1,
  2. Axel Grothey2,
  3. Herand Abcarian3 and
  4. Tim Maughan4
  1. Julia Jessop and
  2. Ian Daniels

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch11

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

How to Cite

Jessop, J. and Daniels, I. (2006) The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team in the Management of Colorectal Cancer, in Challenges in Colorectal Cancer (eds J. H. Scholefield, A. Grothey, H. Abcarian and T. Maughan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Surgery, University Hospital, Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

  3. 3

    Turi Josefsen Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  4. 4

    Professor of Cancer Studies, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405127066

Online ISBN: 9780470753231



  • colorectal cancer;
  • clinical care;
  • cancer patients;
  • tumor;
  • registry studies


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background: the development of multidisciplinary teams in cancer services

  • Multidisciplinary teams in colorectal cancer

  • The function of the MDT

  • Evidence for improved outcome/benefits

  • Limitations of the multidisciplinary team's process

  • Future developments in MDT management of colorectal cancer

  • Conclusions