A team behind every treatment

Hearing that you have a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. But as a Kaiser Permanente member, you’re surrounded by a team of doctors, nurses, specialists, and care professionals who are all focused on giving you the best treatment and outcome.

Timothy Kim, MD, a Kaiser Permanente urologic oncologist, talks about advances in diagnosing and treating prostate cancer

A 360-degree approach

Like people, no 2 cancers are exactly alike. So a multidisciplinary team supports you and your family by working together to determine the best approach for your treatment.

Our multidisciplinary team

Medical Oncologists
Radiation Oncologists
Radiologists
Surgical Oncologists
Pharmacists
Nurses
Care Coordinators

Respected cancer care specialists

Excellent care starts with having a great doctor, which is why we rigorously hire physicians from many of the top medical schools and training programs.

Caring doctors

Our doctors are caring, supportive, and highly respected in their disciplines. Many teach and hold clinical appointments at prestigious medical schools and universities throughout the country.

Active educators

Our doctors take an active interest in educating their patients about the best treatment options available to them. Each interaction with their patients is an important opportunity to foster greater understanding, compassion, and support.

Decision-making

At Kaiser Permanente, the patient is at the center of everything a care team does. Patients are always involved with their doctor to make decisions in their care and treatment.

Advanced tools and technologies

As cancer treatments become more sophisticated, we’re continually adding to the tools we employ. Our oncologists, hematologists, and surgeons have the latest diagnostic technologies and treatment services. Here are some examples:

CyberKnife®
 

This robotic radiosurgery system noninvasively focuses high doses of radiation on tumors without hurting surrounding tissues.1

Varian® linear accelerator and Novalis® BrainLAB

These radiosurgery systems deliver minimally invasive, precision treatment while avoiding nearby healthy tissue.

Robotically assisted surgical devices

This technology is employed in minimally invasive procedures.

Making critical information accessible

Our electronic health record system makes diagnoses and treatments visible to the doctors and medical professionals who need this information. Each member of the care team is connected to a patient’s electronic health record, informed of treatment, and kept current on the condition and recovery.2

Stay informed

For more information about cancer care, visit kp.org/cancer . . external page

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