Shore Regional Cancer Center Granted National Accreditation
The cancer program at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health has once again earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. This esteemed national distinction is awarded to cancer treatment facilities that deliver quality patient care with a focus on prevention; early diagnosis; pre-treatment evaluation; optimal treatment; rehabilitation; observation for recurrent disease; survivorship and support services; and end-of-life care. Accreditation also considers a cancer program’s ongoing participation in cancer research, the extent of research and education offered in the community, and the types of quality improvement activities that address patient care.
Patients of the Cancer Center have access to the latest innovations in cancer care through clinical trials, which are important aspects of research into the next generation of cancer treatment and prevention. Center staff educates patients and physicians about available clinical trials and monitors enrollment and outcomes of those trials for many forms of cancer, including breast, colon and kidney.
The Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health has partnerships with Cancer Care, the American Cancer Society, the Chesapeake Multiple Myeloma Network (CMMN) and other organizations to offer classes, support groups and other resources for cancer patients and their caregivers.
For additional information about the cancer program at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health and its services, visit UMShoreRegional.org/cancer_program.