FMC Cancer Program Accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

Cancer-AccreditationFairfield Medical Center’s cancer program is once again being recognized on a national level for excellence in patient-centered cancer care.

The program was granted a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, and has been awarded this honor for the past 15 years.

“I am really proud of this accomplishment, as it shows our priority to provide multidisciplinary care and the best treatment options for our patients close to home,” said John R. “Jack” Janoso, Jr., FMC president and CEO. “Quality care is our top priority here at FMC, and this accreditation demonstrates how we continually strive to go above and beyond in improving the patient experience.”

Because it is a Commission on Cancer accredited cancer center, FMC takes a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and other cancer specialists. As a result, patients receive extraordinary, compassionate care.

In addition, FMC continually strives to improve its quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow up for recurrent disease and end-of-life care.

Patients also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and services such as psycho-social support, a patient navigation process and a survivorship
care plan.

Like all accredited by the Commission on Cancer facilities, FMC maintains a cancer registry and contributes data to the National Cancer Data Base, a joint program of the Commission on Cancer and American Cancer Society. Accredited facilities diagnose and/or treat more than 70 percent of all newly diagnosed cancer patients. The Commission on Cancer provides the public with information regarding the resources, services and cancer treatment experience for each program accredited through the Commission on Cancer at For more information, visit

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