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Cancer Program Annual Report

Sarah Cannon at TriStar Centennial

2013 Cancer Program Annual Report

- based on 2012 data -
Approved by the Oncology Committee January 21, 2014

2013 was another year of growth at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial Medical Center (CMC), where over 1,900 patients with cancer were diagnosed or treated with state-of-the-art facilities and services. The Cancer Center is home to the best and brightest healthcare professionals, dedicated to providing world-class cancer care. Their dedication to excellence was recognized with the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer, awarded in spring of 2013.

The Outstanding Achievement Award was soon joined by further recognition. The Breast Health Program met the rigorous performance measures of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and received full accreditation. The Women’s Imaging Center completed the requirements for accreditation by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. The ACR also accredited our Radiation Oncology Department. TCMC was the first facility in Tennessee to receive this recognition.

The Complex GI Program was aunched in 2013, and offers world class care. Cutting edge treatments include access to radioembolization, the latest targeted systemic therapies, and the only CyberKnife in Middle Tennessee. Complex GI-specific Cancer Navigation software tracks patient progress through the specific challenges of managing cancers of the esophagus, stomach, rectum, liver and pancreas, and the Complex GI Nurse Navigator helps each patient overcome barriers and coordinate care with the entire health care team.

The Cancer Center is also home to the Sarah Cannon Center for Blood Cancers (SCCBC) for patients undergoing autologous and allogeneic bone marrow transplantations. Our bone marrow program has become a premier program caring for patients from throughout the region and its success is helping to set the standards for HCA’s national network of transplant centers.

This combination of first-rate facilities and services, together with outstanding people committed to helping others with cancer, has helped make Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial a premier place for cancer care in our community.

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David R. Spigel, MD
Chair, Oncology Department
Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial Medical Center
Thoracic Cancer Program Director