treating your cancer

Virtual Tumor Board

A team of cancer experts, working for you

When you come to the AIS Cancer Center, you'll be treated by some of the best cancer experts in Bakersfield. But our team doesn't end at Kern County's borders. Thanks to our virtual tumor board program, your cancer team may include top-notch cancer specialists from around the country.

Your extended cancer team

It's hard for one person to stay abreast of every new bit of cancer knowledge and oncology research. The virtual tumor board brings together oncology experts from UC Davis and affiliated network cancer centers who have a broad spectrum of cancer knowledge. The team meets via videoconference to discuss your case and agree on the best treatment options. This expertise, available from almost every field of oncology, is truly extraordinary.

You can ask your doctor to present your case to the tumor board, or your doctor may choose to bring up your cancer treatment during a scheduled call. We also select patients at random for discussion by the tumor board. There's no charge for this service.

If your case comes before the board, the oncology experts may discuss your:

  • Medical history
  • Treatment history and new options
  • Test results
  • Eligibility for a clinical trial
  • Genetic counseling options
  • Cancer screening program

Every discussion gives your doctor a little more information and a good cancer treatment path to follow.