From Diagnosis to Development of a Multidisciplinary Team

By the time patients present to Darrell S. Rigel, MD, with advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC), their lesions are likely to be too large or too numerous to be curable with a simple surgical solution. “You get to a point where there are just positive margins or the lesion is so large that it’s going to require inpatient treatment,” he says. “Because of the complexity, it’s important to build a multidisciplinary team to assess the patient, create a treatment plan, and optimize ongoing management.” Find out how to build a strong team and what each member can contribute.