Our Multidisciplinary Team Coordinators

Multidisciplinary Team Coordinators make sure young people with cancer aren’t forgotten in the healthcare system and get specialist, age-appropriate care and support.

Many cases of cancer in teenagers and young adults are diagnosed by clinicians at local hospitals where we don’t have one of our specialist units.

Without the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Coordinator role, there’s a risk that these young people would never access our support in the first place.

They may be treated alongside younger children or much older people, and might never meet someone else their age with cancer. They may also have reduced access to potentially life-saving clinical trials, and fewer choices about their care.

What MDT Coordinators do

Our expert MDT Coordinators work on our units and with hospitals across their region, identifying young people who’ve been diagnosed with cancer and alerting the relevant Teenage Cancer Trust nursing team to make sure they get the specialist support they need, no matter where they are.

MDT Coordinators also collect and analyse data to improve our services and make sure our care and support for young people with cancer is the best it can be.