Commission on Cancer

awards coclogoFisher-Titus Medical Center's cancer program was granted a three-year approval with Commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Program.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center's program was specially recognized with commendations in six areas including community outreach programs related to cancer screenings and prevention, clinical services and cancer data management.

About The Cancer Care Center

Fisher-Titus Medical Center's Cancer Care Center, which opened in 2006, offers area residents an expanded area that includes treatment areas, private exam rooms, a Healing Garden and convenient parking at a private entrance. Our Cancer Program also has experienced, board certified surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and radiologists, as well as highly qualified health care staff, to provide the best standard of care available to cancer patients.

In addition, cancer patients can access psychosocial services through various cancer support groups. Our Cancer Care Center also includes a Cancer Resource Center where patients and their families can research and receive information about cancers and treatments.

About Commission of Cancer Approval

CoC Approval is received by only one in four hospitals that treat cancer patients and is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Fisher-Titus Medical Center has maintained CoC Approval since 1989.

Receiving care at a Commission on Cancer accredited facility ensures that, most importantly, patients receive quality care close to home. A CoC – Approved Cancer Program also ensures patients have access to comprehensive care including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment; a multi-specialty team approach to coordinate the best treatment options available to cancer patients; cancer-related information, education and support; lifelong patient follow-up through a cancer registry that collects data on types and stages of cancers and treatment results; and information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options.

CoC Approval is widely recognized by national organizations, such as the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations and the American Cancer Society.

Visit the CoC website for more information on the approval process