May 14, 2009
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) recently awarded the cancer program at Johns Hopkins Bayview a three-year accreditation with commendation. This special approval recognizes the program’s comprehensive cancer services, high quality care and compliance with the standards that represent the scope of a cancer program.
"This accreditation confirms our commitment to our patients," says Mark Duncan, M.D., co-director of the Johns Hopkins Cancer Surgery Second Opinion Program. "It also ensures that our patients will have access to state-of-the-art services, including care from cancer specialists throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine."
The Cancer Surgery Second Opinion Program is designed to help make dealing with a new cancer diagnosis easier. It offers those recently diagnosed with breast, lung, GI or thyroid cancer the ability to consult with some of the leading experts in cancer surgery.
In addition to the accreditation, the CoC presented Johns Hopkins Bayview’s cancer program with the New Program Outstanding Achievement Award. The award honors the program for complying with nine standards that represent the full scope of a cancer program, including cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach, and quality improvement.
For more information about the Johns Hopkins Cancer Surgery Second Opinion Program, call 410-550-HOPE.