Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center (Taussig) Outcomes
Colorectal Cancer Quality Measures
Cleveland Clinic is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) which was developed through a collaboration between the OSTRiCh Consortium (Optimizing the Surgical Treatment of Rectal Cancer) and the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. The NAPRC's goal is to ensure patients with rectal cancer receive appropriate care using a multidisciplinary approach. NAPRC accreditation signifies demonstration of several rectal cancer care processes and quality metrics that have been proven to improve outcomes.
Quality: At Least 12 Lymph Nodes Removed and Examined Pathologically for Patients Undergoing Resection for Colon Cancer (N = 150)
NCDC = National Cancer Database
ᵃThe National Cancer Database is a nationwide oncology outcomes database and is a joint program of the Commission on Cancer and the American Cancer Society.
Rate of Margin-Free Surgery for Colon and Rectal Cancer (N = 336)
Percentage of Rectal Cancer Patients Presented at Tumor Boards N = 127)
Rate of Microsatellite Instability Screening in Colon and Rectal Cancer Patients¹ (N = 341)
Microsatellite instability (MSI) is associated with colon and rectal cancer. Screening for MSI in patients can help to better determine the prognosis of their diagnosis and help identify potential cases of hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes.
¹Includes patients who had their surgery and microsatellite instability screening at Cleveland Clinic as a part of their initial course of treatment.
Median Time to Treatment for Colorectal Cancer Patients
An initial diagnosis of cancer is a time when patients are often desperate for answers.¹ Reducing this stress and anxiety by ensuring patients begin treatment as quickly as possible is a Taussig Cancer Institute imperative. Using the Institute's Cancer Tumor Registry and propriety Cancer Data Warehouse, the difference between the date of first positive biopsy and the first day the patient received any cancer-related treatment is measured quarterly for all patients diagnosed with or treated for cancer at Cleveland Clinic's main campus or family health centers.