Northern California Prostate Cancer Center

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Northern California Prostate Cancer Center is the First Prostate-Only Treatment Center in California to Earn ACR-ASTRO Accreditation

(Campbell, California) -- The Northern California Prostate Cancer Center (NCPCC), a partnership between Urological Surgeons of Northern California (USNC) and AKSM/Oncology, is the first prostate-only radiation treatment center in California to earn the high honor of a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology.

“Delivering the highest quality of care has always been a priority for the urologists within Urological Surgeons of Northern California,” said USNC President David H. C. King, M.D. “This accreditation is not required, but we were determined to undergo this vigorous review to assure we delivered the highest quality of care. We firmly believe being recognized with such distinction demonstrates our commitment to quality and excellence, not only to our patients, but to the greater community as well.”

Dr. King also noted that patients receiving radiation therapy for treatment of prostate cancer at urology-integrated prostate cancer centers like NCPCC overwhelmingly cited better coordination of care, superior levels of service and positive treatment outcomes. (see videos).

During the Northern California Prostate Cancer Center’s review and on-site survey, patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs were assessed. The Northern California Prostate Cancer Center received an unqualified recommendation which means there were no deficiencies that needed improvement.

NCPCC is the latest in a rapidly growing list throughout the United States of prostate-only radiation treatment centers, fully integrated with urology practices, to be recognized by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

“We are seeing a national trend of prostate-only radiation treatment centers being recognized for their excellence, superior patient care and quality. We applaud ASTRO for continuing to recognize these centers so when men are considering prostate cancer treatment options they have full confidence that centers like NCPCC are providing the highest clinical care. This makes the treatment decision much easier,” said AKSM/Oncology National Clinical Director Donald Jackson.

The ACR-ASTRO seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by ACR and ASTRO after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

 

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 About Urological Surgeons of Northern California

Urological Surgeons of Northern California consists of board-certified urologists, radiation oncologists and pathologists committed to providing the best clinical care and patient experience possible. USNC offers state-of-the-art treatment modalities at its network of care centers located throughout the Silicon Valley for patient convenience.

About the American College of Radiology

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services. ASTRO is a professional organization serving more than 10,000 radiation oncologists, medical physicists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of cancer patients.

About AKSM/Oncology

AKSM/Oncology is a urologist-owned and operated company that has earned a national reputation for its radiation center expertise. AKSM/Oncology, Inc. is a subsidiary of AKSM, Ltd. a national provider of technology and services by urologists for urologists since 1986.