In honor of Women’s Health Week (May 14-19), the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation recently named Northside Hospital-Atlanta as a Center of Excellence, according to a press release.
Because lung cancer kills more women than breast, colon and ovarian cancers combined, the Center of Excellence Program is rooted in the belief that the best way to treat lung cancer is through providing coordinated, multi-disciplinary care. Because 80 percent of patients receive treatment at their local community hospital, ALCF-recognized COE’s are where the greatest good can be done to improve patient survival rates.
The program’s hallmark standard ensures all patients receive genomic testing to monitor for specific disease states and determine potential targeted therapy options. Additional standards include an individualized approach to care, patient access to new diagnostic tools and therapeutic techniques, and an emphasis on early detection and patient follow-up.