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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 18, 2014

Association of Community Cancer Centers Expands its Reach

ROCKVILLE, Md.The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) today announced that its Board of Trustees recently approved the addition of three state society Chapter Members, expanding ACCC’s network to 32 Chapters, and adding hundreds of oncology private practices to its ranks. As the nation’s leading advocacy and education organization for the multidisciplinary cancer care team, the addition of these new Chapter Members reinforces ACCC’s efforts to ensure the highest quality of cancer care delivery in the U.S.

Dedicated to serving the needs of oncology providers in their states, ACCC’s newest chapter members are: ASCOM (Association of South Carolina Oncology Managers), GASCO (Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology), and POHMS (Premier Oncology Hematology Management Society).

"As ACCC continues to grow, we are proud to welcome ASCOM, GASCO, and POHMS, as state society Chapter Members," said ACCC President Becky L. DeKay, MBA. "Our shared commitment to advancing excellence in cancer care will create great synergy, and these new chapter members reflect the diversity of our membership. We are particularly excited about the physician practices that are joining, as our unique work on behalf of our practice members is a core strength of our organization."

As ACCC Chapter Members, ASCOM, GASCO, and POHMS members are connected to ACCC’s network of 20,000 cancer care professionals from 1,900 hospitals and practices nationwide. It is estimated that 60% of cancer patients in the U.S. are treated by a member of ACCC.

Find out more about ACCC’s chapter membership at www.accc-cancer.org/chaptermembership.

The Association of South Carolina Oncology Managers
The Association of South Carolina Oncology Managers, Inc. is a South Carolina professional organization providing access to quality leadership through continuing education, networking, and business improvement opportunities for oncology practices.

The Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology
The Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO) is committed to serving the needs of oncology providers in order to ensure the delivery of the highest quality of compassionate cancer care.

The Premier Oncology Hematology Management Society
The Premier Oncology Hematology Management Society (POHMS) is a non-profit corporation (501C(6)) which was formed in 1994 to address the growing needs of administrators in the community based oncology practices. POHMS currently represents approximately 120 oncology practices throughout Pennsylvania, in addition to Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Tennessee, and Connecticut. Our members are community-based oncologists, administrators, managers, clinical personnel, coding specialists and other interested parties in the hematology oncology industry.

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 2,000 hospitals and practices nationwide are affiliated with ACCC. It is estimated that 65 percent of the nation's cancer patients are treated by a member of 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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