Dr. Soliman explains the difference between The MD Anderson Cancer Center and other hospitals.
The most important difference between MD Anderson and other hospitals is we really take a multidisciplinary approach
And what that means is we have teams of doctors, so when I see a patient for example in the clinic I not only work with my other colleagues that are gynecologic oncologists but we also work with the radiation doctors, the other doctors that give primarily chemotherapy as well as the radiologist and pathologist so that we can use a team approach to each patient and give them the best care.
The team approach is very important because when patients are diagnosed with a cancer, they often require surgeon, they often require a physician that gives chemotherapy, sometimes radiation is used as part of their treatment and in a lot of patients they have to receive each of those modalities.
So when we work together, specialists in each of those groups focusing on treating a specific disease site, we think we offer the patients the best care.
Dr. Pamela T. Soliman, M.D., M.P.H.:
Dr. Pamela T. Soliman, M.D., M.P.H., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Division of Surgery, at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Soliman earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and she earned her master of public health from The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston.