Cancer By Type

 

Your cancer treatment and care is provided by doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals of different specialities working together as part of a specialist cancer team. This is often called the 'multidisciplinary team' or 'MDT'  for short. Teams work together to share their expertise.

Multidisciplinary teams work at the Cork University Hospitals in the following specialties. 

 

Breast Cancer

The Team

The Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) is a well-established group of experts with a specialist role in the diagnosis, treatment and management of people with breast cancer. The team comprises consultants, nurses and other healthcare professionals who manage the treatment of breast cancers in Cork University Hospital.

The team meets every Thursday to discuss, in confidence, newly referred patients with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of breast cancer. The MDT meetings offer a forum for the team members to plan and agree a recommended programme of treatment specific to individual patient needs.

This approach ensures that all necessary investigations are carried out as quickly as possible and the best available treatment is offered. Treatment options are then discussed with the patient and their family at a subsequent outpatient appointment.

The Breast Cancer MDT currently includes the following core members.

Surgeons

  • Ms. Louise Kelly
  • Prof. H.P. Redmond
  • Mr. Mark Corrigan
  • Ms. Deirdre O’Hanlon
  • Mr. Martin O’Sullivan

Medical Oncology

  • Dr. Deirdre O’Mahony
  • Professor Seamus O’Reilly

Radiation Oncology

  • Dr. Carol McGibney
  • Dr. Aileen Flavin 

Radiology

  • Dr . Josephine Barry
  • Dr . Rose Murphy
  • Dr . Nina Marshall
  • Dr . Max Ryan
  • Dr . Lorna Duddy
  • Dr. David Hill

Pathology

  • Dr . Tara J Browne
  • Dr . Fionnuala O’Connell
  • Dr . Michael Bennett
  • Dr . Linda Feeley

Specialist Nursing Team

  • Ms. Margaret Shanahan
  • Ms. Yvonne Bohane
  • Ms. Norma Dowling
  • Ms. Evelyn Farrissey
  • Ms. Margaret Burke

Colorectal Cancer

The Colorectal Cancer Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) is a well-established group of experts with a specialist role in the diagnosis, treatment and management of people with colorectal cancer. The team comprises consultants, nurses and other healthcare professionals who manage the treatment of colorectal cancers in Cork University Hospital.

The team meets every Friday to discuss, in confidence, newly referred patients with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of colorectal cancer. The MDT meetings offer a forum for the team members to plan and agree a programme of treatment specific to individual patient needs.

This approach ensures that all necessary investigations are carried out as quickly as possible and the best available treatment is offered. Treatment options are then discussed with the patient and their family at a subsequent outpatient appointment.

The Colorectal Cancer MDT currently includes the following members.

Surgery

  • Mr. Morgan McCourt
  • Mr . Emmet Andrews

Radiation Oncology

  • Dr. Paul Kelly
  • Dr . Carol McGibney

Medical Oncology

  • Dr. Derek Power
  • Dr. Richard Bambury

Radiology

  • Dr. Josephine Barry
  • Dr . Sean McSweeney
  • Dr . MaxRyan

Pathology

  • Dr . Mary Hayes
  • Dr . Louise Burke
  • Dr . Nick Mayer
  • Dr . Brian Hayes
  • Dr . Brendan Fitzgerald

Specialist Nursing

  • Ms. Anne Murphy (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)
  • Ms. Joanne McCarthy, Clinical Nurse Specialist

Gynaecological Cancer

The Gynaecological Oncology Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) is a well-established group of experts with a specialist role in the diagnosis, treatment and management of women with gynaecological cancers. The team comprises doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who manage the treatment of gynaecological cancers in Cork University Hospital.

The team meets every Monday to discuss, in confidence, newly referred patients with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of a gynaecological cancer. The MDT meetings offer a forum for the team members to plan and agree a recommended programme of treatment specific to individual patient needs.

This approach ensures that all necessary investigations are carried out as quickly as possible and the best available treatment is offered. Treatment options are then discussed with the patient and her family at a subsequent outpatient appointment.

The Gynaecological Oncology MDT currently includes the following core members.

Gynae-onocology Surgery

  • Dr. Matt Hewitt
  • Dr. John Coulter
  • Dr. Josephine Barry
  • Dr. Max Ryan

Radiation Oncology

  • Dr. Aileen Flavin
  • Dr . Bolanle Ofi

Medical Oncology

  • Dr. Deirdre O’Mahony
  • Prof. Seamus O’Reilly

Pathology

  • Dr. Niamh Conlon
  • Dr. Mary Hayes

Radiology

  • Dr. Josephine Barry
  • Dr. Max Ryan

Specialist Nurse

  • Ms. Eileen Kennedy
  • Ms. Vicki Kennedy

Lung Cancer

The Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Team comprises a group of expert doctors, nurses and other health care professionals with a special interest in the diagnosis, treatment and management of people with lung cancer in Cork University Hospital.

The team meets on a weekly basis to discuss, in confidence, all newly referred patients with a diagnosis (or suspected diagnosis) of lung cancer.

This approach ensures that all necessary investigations are carried out as quickly as possible and an agreed programme of treatment is planned which is specific to the patient's needs. Treatment options are then discussed with the patient and their family at a subsequent outpatient appointment.

The Lung Cancer MDT currently includes the following members.

Chest Doctors

  • Dr . Michael Henry
  • Dr . Marcus Kennedy

Radiology

  • Prof Michael Maher
  • Dr Sean McSweeney
  • Dr Kevin O’Regan
  • Dr Deirdre Doyle

Pathologists

  • Dr Louise Burke
  • Dr Julie McCarthy

Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Mr. John Hinchion
  • Mr. Kisshore Dodukula

Medical Oncology

  • Dr Richard Bambury
  • Dr. Deirdre O’Mahony

Radiation Oncology

  • Dr . Frederick Vernimmen
  • Dr. Carol McGibney

Specialist Nursing

  • Ms. Sharon Guiry
  • Ms. Pauline O’Dea

Urological Cancer

The Urological Cancer Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) is a well-established group of experts with a specialist interest in the diagnosis, treatment and management of people with urological cancer. The team comprises consultants, nurses and other healthcare professionals who manage the treatment of urological cancers in Cork University Hospital.

The team meets on a weekly basis to discuss, in confidence, newly referred patients with a complex diagnosis (or suspected diagnosis) of urological cancer

The MDT meetings offer a forum for the team members to plan an agreed programme of treatment specific to individual patient needs.

This approach ensures that all necessary investigations are carried out as quickly as possible. Treatment options are then discussed with the patient and their family at a subsequent outpatient appointment.

The urological cancer MDT currently includes the following members.

Urological Surgeons

  • Mr . Frank O’Brien

Mecial Oncology

  • Dr. Richard Bambury
  • Dr. Derek Power

Radiation Oncology

  • Dr . Paul Kelly
  • Dr . Aileen Flavin

Radiology

  • Dr John Buckley
  • Dr. Kevin O’Regan

Pathology

  • Dr. Nick Maye

Specialist Nursing

  • Ms Anita Cahill

Neurosurgery Cancer

The Neurosurgery Cancer Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) is a well-established group of experts with a specialist interest in the diagnosis, treatment and management of people with neurological cancer. The team comprises consultants, nurses and other healthcare professionals who manage the treatment of urological cancers in Cork University Hospital.

The team meets twice a month to discuss, in confidence, newly referred patients with a complex diagnosis (or suspected diagnosis) of neurological cancer

The MDT meetings offer a forum for the team members to plan an agreed programme of treatment specific to individual patient needs.

This approach ensures that all necessary investigations are carried out as quickly as possible. Treatment options are then discussed with the patient and their family at a subsequent outpatient appointment.

The neurological cancer MDT currently includes the following members.

NeuroSurgeons

  • Mr . M.G.J. O’Sullivan
  • Mr. G. Kaar
  • Mr. C Lim

Medical Oncology

  • Dr. Richard Bambury
  • Prof. Seamus O’Reilly

Radiation Oncology

  • Dr . Paul Kelly
  • Dr . Carol McGibney
  • Dr. Fred Vernimmen

Radiology

  • Dr. Noel Fanning
  • Dr. Gerard Wyse

Pathology

  • Dr. Niamh Bermingham
  • Dr. Michael Jansen

Specialist Nursing

  • Ms. Catherine Drake