Accreditation

Commission on Cancer Accreditation

The Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer, a program of the American College of Surgeons that recognizes cancer programs nationwide for excellence. Commission on Cancer grants accreditation to hospitals, treatment centers, and other facilities that are committed to providing the best in diagnosis, treatment, and supportive services either on-site at the facility or by referral.

UConn Health first won Commission on Cancer approval in 1977 after a rigorous evaluation program and has maintained that status in every subsequent review. To receive accreditation from the Commission on Cancer, all patients receiving care have access to:

  • Comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment
  • A multispecialty team to coordinate the best treatment options
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
  • Access to cancer-related information, education, and support
  • A cancer registry that collects data on the type and stage of cancers and treatment results and offers lifelong patient follow-up
  • Continuous assessment and improvement of the program

The Commission on Cancer also encourages accredited programs to offer additional integrative cancer resources such as:

  • Prevention
  • Early diagnosis
  • Pretreatment evaluation
  • Staging
  • Optimal treatment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Monitoring for recurrent disease and multiple primary tumors
  • Psychological support
  • End of life care
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Clinical and Translational Breast Program Receives Full Accreditation by the NAPBC

The Clinical and Translational Breast Program at the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program of the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is given only to centers that are committed to providing the highest quality breast care.

During a rigorous evaluation process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include excellence in the areas of leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a commitment to offering patients every advantage in their battle against breast disease.

Receiving care at an NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will have access to:

  • Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
  • A multidisciplinary team to coordinate the best treatment options
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
  • The highest quality of care

For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit their website at www.accreditedbreastcenters.org.

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