Annual Cancer Monitoring Study
The Vernon Cancer Center strives to provide patients with the highest quality care. Each year a physician member of the Cancer Care Committee conducts a study to ensure that diagnostic evaluation and treatment provided to patients is compliant with evidence based national treatment guidelines (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) and is appropriate for the American Joint Committee on Cancer stage.
The study is selected by tumor site each year by a physician member of our Cancer Care Committee. They work with one of the medical oncologists and radiation oncologists (where applicable), to review a random sample of patients in the prior year and for a single treatment for that specific cancer site (such as chemotherapy or radiation). As each patient and their diagnosis is unique, care plans may not always follow expected guidelines and the process of the study, with the subsequent review with the Cancer Care Committee, generates appropriate discussion with multi-disciplinary providers and ensures the best care for each patient. This is an annual requirement to participate in the Commission on Cancer accreditation process, which Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Cancer Program has achieved consecutively for more than 50 years. Additionally, our most recent survey resulted in accreditation with commendation and the unique honor of the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award.
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