Collaborative Treatment for Personalized Care

Our specialized teams of cancer care experts will stay connected with you throughout your treatment and afterward to provide the physical treatment and emotional support you need. These highly trained, compassionate physicians, surgeons, oncology nurses, nurse navigators, social workers, palliative care specialists, dieticians, and rehabilitation experts collaborate to provide personalized, supportive care that meets the unique needs of each patient across the continuum of care.

Cancer Care Coordination

Teamwork is the heart of our cancer care program at Torrance Memorial; coordination of care is essential to the success of your cancer treatment. Though our physicians communicate with one another daily or multiple times a day, we also have a formalized structure for collaboration. Called the Tumor Board, this is a weekly meeting where our physicians come together to review individual cancer patient cases, discuss various treatment options and also to examine the latest research findings pertinent to the cases being presented.

This meeting includes specialists from surgery, pathology, radiation oncology, reconstructive surgery, medical oncology, pulmonology, and urology. Oncology nurse navigators, other members of the oncology team, and the patient’s primary care and treating physicians typically attend Tumor Board. Together the group arrives at a recommended course of action for each patient’s treatment.

Find a Physician

Modern cancer care is highly personalized, with individualized treatment provided by a team of physicians and surgeons, each with specific advanced training, who collaboratively develop the plan that will provide you with the best odds for a positive outcome. There are many specialists involved; understanding their roles can be an intimidating and overwhelming task. For assistance finding a physician who specializes in cancer treatment, call the:

Your Cancer Team

Other key members of your cancer care team include dedicated nurses, technicians, and support staff. All have chosen to work with oncology patients. This group of compassionate healthcare professionals becomes your cancer care community, here to help you through the cycle of care. Having completed extensive training focused on caring for patients with cancer, your cancer care team can be relied upon for physical treatment and emotional support through cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Your team includes:

  • Case Management and Discharge Planning
  • Home Health and Hospice
  • Nurse Navigator
  • Nutrition Services
  • Oncology Nurse, chemotherapy certified
  • Palliative Care
  • Psychosocial Coordinator
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Social Services
  • Spiritual Care

Nurse Navigators Cancer Nurse Navigators: Expert Care Coordinators

Our Cancer Nurse Navigators and the Cancer Resource Center advanced practice nurses provide guidance and coaching with the goal of helping you and your family understand your treatment recommendations, to coordinate your care coordination, and to help make treatment decisions that are compatible with your values and preferences.