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Avera Queen of Peace Cancer Center earns national accreditation

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted three-year accreditation with commendation to the cancer program at the Avera Queen of Peace Cancer Center.

To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient centered care.

The Avera Queen of Peace 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. The CoC accreditation program provides the framework for the Avera Queen of Peace Cancer Center to improve quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care, including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, lifelong follow-up for recurrent disease and end-of-life care.

Like all CoC accredited facilities, the Avera Queen of Peace Cancer Center maintains a cancer registry and contributes data to the National Cancer Database, which is a joint program of the CoC and American Cancer Society.