Fox Chase has Commission on Cancer Accreditation

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Fox Chase Cancer Center is accredited by the
American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.

Five elements are key to the success of a CoC-accredited cancer program:

  1. The clinical services provide state-of-the-art pretreatment evaluation, staging, treatment, and clinical follow-up for cancer patients seen at the facility for primary, secondary, tertiary, or end-of-life care.
  2. The cancer committee leads the program through setting goals, monitoring activity, evaluating patient outcomes, and improving care.
  3. The cancer conferences provide a forum for patient consultation and contribute to physician education.
  4. The quality improvement program is the mechanism for evaluating and improving patient outcomes.
  5. The cancer registry and database is the basis for monitoring the quality of care.

See more at the American College of Surgeons' website,  facs.org