Commission on Cancer Quality Measures


The Maury Regional Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC). As an accredited program, the organization collects and reports CoC standardized quality of care measures. The most common cancer diagnoses for our region in order of incidence rate are lung, breast, prostate, colorectal and bladder cancers.

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Incidence

Site-Specific Data

The data below includes the CoC quality of care measures by cancer site for 2015, the most recent year for which data is available. At this time, CoC standardized quality of care measures for prostate cancer have not been defined and bladder measures are in the surveillance phase with no comparative data. As a result, prostate and bladder cancer is not addressed in this report.

Lung

LUNG CHEMOTHERAPY (LCT)

Systemic chemotherapy is administered within 4 months to the  day of surgery preoperatively or day of surgery to 6 months postoperatively, or it is recommended for surgically resected cases with pathologic lymph nodepositive (pN1) and (pN2) NSCLC (Quality Improvement).

Breast

HORMONE THERAPY (HT)

Tamoxifen or third generation aromatase inhibitor is recommended or administered within 1 year (365 days) of diagnosis for women with AJCC T1c or stage IB-III hormone receptor positive breast cancer (Accountability).

MASTECTOMY WITH RADIATION THERAPY (MASTRT)

Radiation therapy is recommended or administered following any mastectomy within 1 year (365 days) of diagnosis of breast cancer for women with 4 positive regional lymph nodes (Accountability).

BREAST CONSERVATION SURGERY WITH RADIATION THERAPY (BCSRT)

Radiation is administered within 1 year (365 days) of diagnosis for women under the age of 70 receiving breast conservation surgery for breast cancer (Accountability).

Colorectal

ADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY (ACT)

Adjuvant chemotherapy is recommended, or administered within 4 months (120 days) of diagnosis for patients under the age of 80 with AJCC stage III (lymph node positive) colon cancer (Accountability).

12 REGIONAL LYMPH NODES (12RLN)

At least 12 regional lymph nodes are removed and pathologically examined for resected colon cancer (Quality Improvement).