Multi-disciplinary team

The Paediatrics Cancer Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT) consists of a well established group of experts in diagnosing and treating children's cancers.

The results of the tests that been performed will be discussed at the Paediatrics MDT meeting which takes place every week in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. Detailed discussions between all the relevant specialists take place, looking at all the available results to ensure that the best treatment plan is agreed.

A record of this discussion will be sent to the child's GP.

All tests are usually completed within four weeks from when the cancer was first suspected. Once a decision has been made at the MDT and this has been discussed with the family, an appointment will be arranged to see a specialist to discuss the next steps.