Cancer Committee

Ensuring quality of care

Harrison’s Cancer Committee helps us provide the quality care you deserve by meeting national standards set by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). The committee’s multidisciplinary team has many responsibilities, including making important decisions about our cancer program goals and evaluating and improving the quality of cancer care for our patients.

The esteemed CoC certifies only one in four cancer programs in the United States. It’s a rigorous program with high expectations for daily documentation. Patients with cancer who obtain care at a CoC-accredited cancer program receive the following benefits:

  • quality of care close to home
  • state-of-the-art services and equipment
  • a multidisciplinary team approach
  • access to cancer-related information and education
  • access to patient-centered care, such as psychosocial distress screening
  • patient navigation services
  • genetic assessment and counseling
  • palliative care
  • ongoing monitoring and improvement of care
  • treatment planning based on evidence-based national treatment guidelines
  • clinical trials and new treatment options
  • survivorship care planning and ongoing follow-up
  • a cancer registry that collects data on cancer type, stage, and treatment results, and offers life-long patient follow-up