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Published on February 27, 2014

Ellis Fischel Earns Re-Accreditation From Commission On Cancer

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Ellis Fischel Cancer Center has been re-accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer for excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.

The three-year accreditation is given to multidisciplinary programs that meet the commission's stringent quality standards in areas of cancer prevention, early diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, follow-up for recurrent disease and end-of-life care.

"This recognition reaffirms the comprehensive care our cancer program provides here at Ellis Fischel," said Paul Dale, M.D., chief of surgical oncology at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Margaret Proctor Mulligan Distinguished Professor in Medical Research and interim director of Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. "Patients who receive care at accredited facilities also have access to the latest information on clinical trials, treatments, genetic counseling and other patient-centered services."

Accredited facilities such as Ellis Fischel are members of the largest national oncology outcomes registry, the National Cancer Data Base. The database gives researchers information on all types of cancers, which they can use to explore trends in cancer care.

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer since 1966. Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients.