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Fairview Lakewood Hospital Integrated Network Cancer Program Receives Outstanding Achievement Award

One of Only Two Networks Honored by American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer

March 26, 2012

The Fairview/Lakewood Hospital Integrated Network Cancer Program has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.

The Cleveland Clinic cancer programs at Fairview and Lakewood hospitals are fully integrated into the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, which is the No. 9-ranked cancer program in the nation and the highest rated cancer program in Ohio, according to U.S.News and World Report.

“It’s an amazing achievement for the Fairview/Lakewood Hospital Integrated Network Cancer Program to be one of just two networks to receive this distinction,” said Timothy P. Spiro, MD, FACP, Chairman of Regional Oncology at Taussig Cancer Institute. “This honor is a testament to the work of our caregivers and the state-of-the-art care they provide, including access to clinical trials that are integrated with Taussig Cancer Institute.”

For a look at the Fairview/Lakewood Hospital Integrated Network Cancer Program’s outcomes, community outreach and survivorship program, more information is available in its 2010-2011 annual report.

The Commission on Cancer was established by the American College of Surgeons in 1922 improve survival and quality of life for cancer patients through prevention, research, education, monitoring of comprehensive quality care and the setting of standards.

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