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Leading the Region in Cancer Care

Twice as many major cancers - lung, breast, colorectal and prostate - are diagnosed and more cancer patients are cared for at University than at any other area hospital. For nearly 70 years, University has led the region's fight against this disease.

Our medical staff of nearly 600 independent physicians is on the front lines of this battle. We operate the area's first stationary Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner, which can detect cancer earlier than other diagnostic equipment and helps define the most effective treatment. And our Breast Health Center offers a one-of-a-kind approach to detecting, treating and coping with breast cancer.

Commission on Cancer Issues Approval with Commendation

University's Cancer Program has received a three-year approval with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Our program received the approval following an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor. During the survey, a facility must demonstrate a commendation level of compliance with one or more standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program (cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement).

Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. Its membership includes Fellows of the American College of Surgeons and 40 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of cancer care.

Receiving care at a Commission on Cancer-approved cancer program ensures that a patient will have access to the following:

What Does University's Cancer services Offer You?


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