Accreditation

The Kirkland Cancer Center has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

The Kirkland Cancer Center program has met the 34 Commission on Cancer (CoC) quality care standards and, since 1990, has continued to be evaluated every three years through a survey process. The Center maintains CoC levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.

Because it is a CoC-accredited cancer center, The Kirkland Cancer Center takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists.  This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care through programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow up for recurrent disease, and end-of-life care.

When patients receive care at a CoC facility, they also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient centered services including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.  

When cancer patients choose to seek care locally at a CoC-accredited cancer center, they are gaining access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care close to home.

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