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Roswell Park Cancer Institute included on 'Great Oncology Programs' list

by jmaloni


Mon, Aug 4th 2014 11:00 pm

Annual Becker's Hospital Review feature highlights leaders in cancer care, patient outcomes and research

Roswell Park Cancer Institute has once again been included on Becker's Hospital Review's "100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs," an annual list of centers that are national leaders in patient care, cancer outcomes and research.

In selecting facilities for its "Great Oncology Programs" feature, the Becker's editorial team analyzed data from U.S. News & World Report cancer rankings, Truven Health Analytics, CareChex cancer care rankings, National Cancer Institute designations, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer accreditations, American Nurses Credentialing Center designations, and awards and Blue Distinction Center recognition from the BlueCross BlueShield Association.

"Roswell is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive care center, and has set itself apart as a leader in surgical robotics, vitamin D research, immunotherapy and vaccine therapy, studies targeting tumor microenvironment and cancer prevention and the development and testing of new agents and technology," Becker's notes in its description of RPCI.

Becker's Hospital Review's 2014 Great Oncology Programs list, including a profile of RPCI, can be found at: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/100-oncology-programs-to-know-2014/100-hospitals-and-health-systems-with-great-oncology-programs-2014.html

Becker's Hospital Review is a bimonthly news publication with approximately 18,500 readers.

The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1898, RPCI is one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in upstate New York. RPCI is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs.

For more information, visit www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724), or email [email protected]. Follow Roswell Park on Facebook and Twitter.

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