Cancer Treatment Centers of AmericaŽ Publishes Patient Treatment Results

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Cancer News
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Fifth Annual Patient Treatment Results report is among the industry's most comprehensive assessments addressing 11 cancer types

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of AmericaŽ (CTCA), a national network of five

hospitals, today announced the release of its fifth annual Patient Treatment Results, a comprehensive reporting of patient treatment outcomes for 11 cancer types, including the most common. The Patient Treatment Results report reflects an industry-leading standard for transparency, as less than 10 percent of all cancer care providers in the U.S. publish their results. The CTCAŽ report includes data on length of life, quality of life, care experience, and patient safety and quality results. The report is available for download via the CTCA website, at cancercenter.com/ctca-results.

"To our knowledge, this new report is among the most complete in the nation in terms of reporting of treatment results, patient ratings of their experience, and self-reported quality of life data from the beginning of treatment through return visitation," said Raj Garg, MD, JD, President and CEO of CTCAŽ. "Today's release reaffirms our commitment to providing patients and their families with information that will help them make more informed choices about their care."

The 2017/2018 Patient Treatment Results book provides five-year survival rates for CTCA patients treated between 2000 and 2013 for 11 cancer types, including complex cancers such as pancreatic and small cell lung cancers. Additionally, the report supplies companion survival data for each cancer type as reported by the National Cancer Institute in its Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program. The report also details various safety and quality of life measurements during treatment, which are not typically reported by other oncology treatment centers.

"These results are yet another testament to the clinical excellence we bring to each and every one of our patients every day," said Maurie Markman, MD, President of Medicine and Science at CTCA. "Less than 10 percent of the 1,500 plus cancer care providers in the U.S. publish their results, and among those who do, most report on just one or two cancer types. Our report includes results for 11 different cancer types, plus safety and quality of life measurement data. We believe the more information patients have available about the providers to whom they entrust their lives, the more informed their overall decision-making will be."

About Cancer Treatment Centers of AmericaŽCancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa specializing in the treatment of adult patients with cancer. CTCAŽ offers an integrative approach to care that combines advancements in precision cancer treatment, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy, with supportive therapies designed to manage side effects and enhance quality of life both during and after treatment. CTCA also offers a range of clinical trials to reveal new treatment options supported by scientific and investigational research. CTCA patient satisfaction scores consistently rank among the highest for all cancer care providers in the country, and the hospital system is rated one of the most admired in the U.S. in national consumer surveys. Visit cancercenter.com, Facebook.com/cancercenter and Twitter.com/cancercenter for more information.

 

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