Cancer Treatment: A Collaborative Approach
Perhaps more than any other medical discipline, the treatment of cancer requires the expertise of many. Medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, family physicians, specialized physicians, nurses, physical therapists, researchers, dietitians, social workers, pastoral care ... the team may incorporate some, or all of these professionals, working together to provide the most effective, evidence-based treatment for patients with cancer.
The Cancer Program at King's Daughters continually strives to achieve higher and higher levels of quality, outcomes and compassion. Our program has achieved the following designations:
- Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
- Accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
- Our mammography services have achieved the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation from the American College of Radiology
- Our laboratory services are accredited by the College of Anatomic Pathologists
The cancer program at King's Daughters is a member of the Markey Cancer Research Network at the University of Kentucky. The newly launched initiative conducts high-priority cancer research through a network of collaborative centers with expertise in the delivery of cancer care and the conduct of research studies.
As a result of the affiliation, thousands of patients across eastern Kentucky, southern Ohio and West Virginia have access to close-to-home innovative clinical research in the treatment and epidemiology of cancer and research aimed at prevention and early detection of cancer.