The importance of collaboration in a uro-oncology MDT

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Length: 08:51

Dr Ricky Frazer and Mr Richard Viney discuss how to maximise a multidisciplinary team (MDT), through sharing their experiences of collaboration in a urology MDT, discussing patients with renal cell carcinoma. From discussing how the individual roles of an MDT work together towards patient goals, to what communication is needed between multiple stakeholders to identify the most appropriate treatment options, watch this video to hear their thoughts and opinions.

Meet the speakers

Ricky Frazer is a medical oncology consultant working at Velindre Cancer Centre (VCC) in Cardiff. He specialises in renal cancer, melanoma, acute oncology, is clinical lead for the acute oncology assessment unit at VCC, and leads on checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy toxicity management. He has been heavily involved in the inception and development of the national Practical Management of your Immuno-Oncology Patient (PMI-OP) educational series exploring immunotherapy identification and management with specialist colleagues. He has been involved in writing national toxicity guidelines, such as the UKONS acute oncology management guidelines and has recently completed and was awarded a distinction in the postgraduate certificate in acute medicine at the University of South Wales and has been working in several local COVID-19 surge hospitals throughout the pandemic. He was a Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellow with the Wales Deanery and is a Founding Associate Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management. He has recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Leadership at the University of Wales Trinity St. David being awarded a distinction. He has a strong educational interest and is currently a Royal College of Physicians (RCP) College tutor and Faculty Lead for Medical Education at Velindre Cancer Centre. He is also an Honorary Lecturer at Cardiff University. He has completed a Masters in medical education and recently was awarded the National Munro Medal by the RCP for excellence and leadership in education.

Disclosures: Speaking or advisory: BMS, Ipsen, Merck, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi

Mr Richard Viney is a consultant urological surgeon at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and a senior lecturer for the University of Birmingham. Mr Viney qualified from the University of Birmingham Medical school with the Kings Heath and Moseley Scholarship. He undertook his basic and higher surgical training in the region, whilst gaining a Masters in health care management and a PhD in immune responses and gene therapy in prostate cancer.

In his capacity as a senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham, Mr Viney is actively involved in ongoing research and trials work, and has a particular passion for teaching. His specialist areas of research interest are in testicular and prostate diseases. Clinically, Mr Viney runs the testicular services for the trust and offers tertiary services in testis sparing partial orchidectomy for small testicular lesions. During the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts he supported the Centre for Defence Medicine in managing complex genital injuries including innovative ways of securing sperm for banking in servicemen with traumatic bilateral testicular loss. This work won national awards and international recognition.

Mr Viney is part of a five man renal surgical team that offer a comprehensive spectrum of surgical solutions for all kidney pathologies, this includes work with level 4 caval thrombectomy in patients under cardioplegic arrest; featured on the television series, ‘Surgeons, at the edge of life’. In addition, Mr Viney supervises surgeons from the Pakistani military who come to the UK for two year fellowships in laparoscopic urology. The programme has allowed its graduates to start to deliver training in Pakistan.

Mr Viney’s management experience includes involvement in the ‘Closer to Home’ project with the Department of Health and serving as the clinical service lead for the urology department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for six years.

In his spare time Mr Viney contributes to the Daily Mail and the Sun newspapers and their online counterparts on articles related to urology. He also coaches junior rugby with Bourneville Rugby Club.

Disclosures: MSD

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