Cancer program wins approval

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:52

    Middletown —Orange Regional Medical Center's cancer program has won three-year approval "with commendation" from the Commission on Cancer. The Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to reducing the morbidity and mortality of cancer through education, standard-setting, and monitoring the quality of cancer care. Its membership includes fellows of the American College of Surgeons and 40 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of cancer care. The commission currently approves more than 1,400 cancer programs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, representing close to 25 percent of all hospitals. These hospitals diagnose and/or treat 80 percent of newly diagnosed cancer patients each year.