Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs)

The multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings are the forum for discussion and decision making in relation to patients with suspicious and confirmed cancers.

Each MDT meets weekly and comprises differing healthcare disciplines; a lead clinician/consultant, consultant oncologist, consultant radiologist, consultant histopathologist and specialist nurse. All MDTs are supported by an MDT co-ordinator.

Our cancer service is supported by consultants and clinical nurse specialists at both York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Bexley Wing at St James’s University Hospital, Leeds.

The MDTs consist of the following professionals:

Lung MDT

Clinical Nurse Specialist for lung cancer (responsible for user/carer issues & patient/carer information. Provides level 2 psychological support): Simon Bolton, Sarah Young, Vicky Wilson
Respiratory Physician (MDT Lead Clinician): Dr C Taylor
Respiratory Physician: Dr H Mortimer
Thoracic Surgeon: Mr R Milton (or any member of the Leeds Thoracic Surgeons)
Histopathologist/Cytologist: Dr C Gray, Dr E Millward, Dr D Scott
Medical Oncologist (responsible for research integration): Dr S Chan
Clinical Oncologist: Dr K Franks
Consultant Radiologist: Dr H Moss, Dr R Mawhinney
MDT Co-ordinator: Miss A Webb

Haematology MDT

Clinical Nurse Specialist for haematology (responsible for user/carer issues & patient/carer information. Provides level 2 psychological support): Lesley Wright, Lucy Ward
Consultant Haemato-Oncologist (MDT Lead Clinician): Dr C Hall
Consultant Haemato-Oncologist: Dr T Balasubramaniam, Dr E Harris, Dr G Bynoe, Dr M Wilson
Consultant Radiologist: Dr R Mawhinney
MDT Co-ordinator: Miss D Gratton

Breast MDT

Clinical Nurse Specialist for women’s health (responsible for user/carer issues & patient/carer information. Provides level 2 psychological support): Marion Webb (Lead Macmillan CNS & Lead on Gynae Oncology), Jodie Lupton, Suzie Walker
Consultant Breast Surgeon (MDT Lead Clinician): Mr M Adelekan
Consultant Surgeon: Mr B Ray
Consultant Histopathologist: Dr J Krishna, Dr C lo Polito, Dr D Scott, Dr C Gray, Dr E Millward
Consultant Clinical Oncologist (responsible for clinical trials/research): Dr E Dugdale
Consultant Medical Oncologist : Dr A Proctor
Consultant Radiologist: Dr C Costello, Dr D Sapherson
MDT Co-ordinator: Miss R Irvine

Gynaecology MDT

Clinical Nurse Specialist for women’s health (responsible for user/carer issues & patient/carer information. Provides level 2 psychological support): Marion Webb (Lead Macmillan CNS & Lead on Gynae Oncology), Jodie Lupton, Suzie Walker
Consultant Gynaecologist Surgeon (MDT Lead Clinician): Mr A Barnett
Consultant Gynaecologist Surgeon: Dr K Johnson, Mrs A Amin, Dr D Cross, Mr E Altanis
Consultant Histopathologist: Dr E Millward, Dr C. lo Polito
Consultant Radiologist: Dr Sapherson, Dr A. Uttley
MDT Co-ordinator: Miss R Irvine

Urology MDT

Clinical Nurse Specialist for urological cancer (responsible for user/carer issues & patient/carer information. Provides level 2 psychological support): Alison Marchant, Helen Sunderland
Consultant Surgeon, Urology/(MDT Lead Clinician): Mr J Gill
Consultant Surgeon, Urology: Mrs R Morrison, Miss A-M Davies, Mr Y Jacob
Consultant Histopathologist: Dr D Scott
Consultant Medical Oncologist (responsible for research integration): Dr E Dugdale
Consultant Radiologist: Dr C Costello, Dr R Mawhinney
MDT Co-ordinator: Miss Y Higgins

Upper gastrointestinal (GI) MDT

Clinical Nurse Specialist for upper GI (responsible for user/carer issues & patient/carer information. Provides level 2 psychological support): Melanie Aubin, Phillippa Cottam
Consultant Surgeon/Endoscopist (MDT Lead Clinician and responsible for trial recruitment): Mr J Simpson
Consultant Surgeon/Endoscopist: Mr J Harrison, Mr D Leinhardt
Consultant Histopathologist: Dr J Krishna
Consultant Clinical Oncologist: Via video link with Leeds consultants
Consultant Radiologist: Dr A Culverwell, Dr D Scullion
MDT Co-ordinator: Miss Y Higgins

Colorectal MDT

Clinical Nurse Specialist for colorectal (responsible for user/carer issues & patient/carer information. Provides level 2 psychological support): Melanie Aubin, Phillippa Cottam
Consultant Surgeon/Endoscopist (MDT Lead Clinician and responsible for trial recruitment): Mr D Leinhardt
Consultant Surgeon/Endoscopist: Mr J Harrison, Mr C Mahon
Consultant Histopathologist: Dr A Buxton, Dr J Krishna
Consultant Clinical Oncologist: Via video link with Leeds consultants
Consultant Radiologist: Dr A Culverwell, Dr R Mawhinney, Dr D Scullion
MDT Co-ordinator: Miss Y Higgins

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) MDT

Clinical Nurse Specialist for CUP (responsible for user/carer issues & patient/carer information): Sarah Young
Consultant in Clinical Oncology (MDT Lead Clinician and responsible for research integration): Dr E Dugdale
Consultant Histopathologist: Dr C Gray, Dr D Scott, Dr E Millward
Consultant in Clinical Oncology: Dr S Chan
Consultant in Palliative Medicine: Dr V Barros D’Sa
Consultant Radiologist: Dr H Moss, Dr R Mawhinney
MDT Co-ordinator: Miss A Webb

Skin (dermatology) MDT

Clinical Nurse Specialist for dermatology (responsible for user/carer issues & patient/carer information. Provides level 2 psychological support): Louise Binns
Consultant Dermatologist (MDT Lead Clinician and responsible for research integration): Dr B Walker
Consultant Dermatologist: Dr S Das, Dr R Strauss, Dr A Layton
Locum Consultant: Dr R Robinson
Consultant Histopathologist: Dr A Boon
Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon: Mr D Holt
MDT Co-ordinator: Ms A Broadley

Brain MDT

Clinical Nurse Specialist for brain cancer (responsible for user/carer issues & patient/carer information. Provides level 2 psychological support): Roisin Darley

Pancreatic MDT

Clinical Nurse Specialist for pancreatic cancer (responsible for user/carer issues & patient/carer information. Provides level 2 psychological support): Melanie Aubin, Phillippa Cottam