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For Immediate Release: September 24, 2012

Association of Community Cancer Centers to Honor 10 Cancer Programs for Their 30-Year Membership, Long-Standing Commitment to Quality Care

ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) will recognize 10 cancer programs that have been members for 30 years and exhibit long-standing support to the oncology community.

“This group of 10 cancer programs helped shape the Association into the leading education and advocacy organization for the cancer team,” said ACCC President George Kovach, MD. “We would like to recognize them for their long-standing dedication to the Association of Community Cancer Centers and the mission to advance quality cancer care in their communities.

These ten cancer programs will be honored at the ACCC 29th National Oncology Conference in San Antonio, Tex., on October 4, 2012:

  1. Grand View Hospital Cancer Program in Sellersville, Pennsylvania
  2. Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Hallmark Health Cancer Center in Stoneham, Massachusetts
  3. Mercy Hospital St. Louis, David C. Pratt Cancer Center in St. Louis, Missouri
  4. Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Thomas & Dorothy Leavey Cancer Center, in Northridge, California
  5. Ochsner Cancer Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana
  6. Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care, Research and Education in Mountain View, California
  7. PeaceHealth Southwest Regional Cancer Center in Vancouver, Washington
  8. St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute in Tampa, Florida
  9. St. Mary’s Medical Center, Oncology Program in Evansville, Indiana
  10. Winthrop University Hospital Institute for Cancer Care in Mineola, New York

These programs range from small community programs to major academic programs that see more than 2,000 patients annually. They each offer, however, comprehensive cancer services, cutting-edge treatments, and a multidisciplinary team committed to quality care.

About the Association of Community Cancer Centers
The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is the leading advocacy and education organization for the multidisciplinary cancer care team. More than 23,000 cancer care professionals from over 2,500 hospitals and practices nationwide are affiliated with ACCC. Providing a national forum for addressing issues that affect community cancer programs, ACCC is recognized as the premier provider of resources for the entire oncology care team. Our members include medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, cancer program administrators and medical directors, senior hospital executives, practice managers, pharmacists, oncology nurses, radiation therapists, social workers, and cancer program data managers. For more information, visit ACCC's website at www.accc-cancer.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and read our blog, ACCCBuzz.

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