The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Among Only 23 Cancer Treatment Practices Nationally Certified as Meeting Strict Quality Standards

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We strive to be among the top cancer treatment centers in Fort Worth and in the nation," said Ray Page, D.O., Ph.D., president of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, http://www.thecentertx.com, is among only 23 groups of cancer treatment physicians in the nation, recognized in the past twelve months, as meeting the strict standards of the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program. QOPI was created in 2010, as an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). ASCO is the world's leading professional organization representing cancer specialists.

"This recognition is one more way we can assure our patients and their families of our commitment to providing them with the finest cancer services. We strive to be among the top cancer treatment centers in Fort Worth and in the nation," said Ray Page, D.O., Ph.D., president of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

"Increasingly educated patients and families demand accountability and the highest standards from cancer care providers," said Douglas W. Blayney, MD, immediate past president of ASCO. "The QOPI certification will allow oncologists in the community to be at the forefront of cancer care, and to be recognized for their quality."

QOPI analyzes cancer specialists' data and compares these to more than 80 measures of quality treatment. This information is shared among the physicians for identifying areas of improvement.

Background on CCBD:

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders offers world-class cancer treatment in Fort Worth and the surrounding area. Healing is focused on a patient's entire life--physical, emotional and spiritual. Eighteen cancer physicians and a staff of more than ninety medical and administrative professionals provide cancer care to more than 6,000 patients annually at clinic sites located at: Fort Worth - Central Campus, Fort Worth - Southwest, Fort Worth - N. Medical Ctr., Arlington, Weatherford, Burleson, Cleburne, Mineral Wells, Granbury, and Stephenville.

The Center's central campus in Fort Worth is an all-encompassing cancer treatment facility, offering a wide range of services at a single location. Focusing on offering cancer care with compassion and concern, our patients benefit from a multi-disciplinary team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, hematologists, pathologists, radiologists, surgeons, researchers, nurse specialists, dieticians, and other patient support professionals.

CCBD patients are provided with cancer treatment using the most advanced equipment and technology including chemotherapy, radiation therapy (IMRT and IGRT), immunologic and hormonal therapies, CyberKnife System® radiation, PET/CT scanning, nuclear imaging radiology services, and diagnostic laboratory services. In addition, patients are offered clinical trials, cancer navigator services, massage therapy, acupuncture, psychology services, genetic counseling, nutritional counseling, and social/financial services. For more information, visit http://www.thecentertx.com.

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