The Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn Cancer Program has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for the past 52 years. Accreditation is granted only to facilities who comply with the 45 standards set forth by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), which is nationally recognized by the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the National Quality Forum, and the National Cancer Institute for establishing performance measures for the provision of high quality cancer care.
The Oakwood-Dearborn Cancer Committee directs and supports the comprehensive treatment programs made available to patients in the form of medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgery. The Committee is made up of a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, and support staff from Radiation Oncology, Pathology, General Surgery, Medical Oncology, Cancer Center Administration, Cancer Center Medical Leadership, Rehabilitation, Pain Control and Palliative Care, Social Work, Case Management, Quality Management, Tumor Registry, Clinical Research, Nutrition, Infusion Therapy, as well as medical directors from head and neck, breast, thoracic, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, and gynecologic cancer specialties.
The Committee is committed to the continuous improvement of patient care and quality outcomes. Approximately 1,600 new cancer cases are evaluated each year, and with each case we are committed to identifying and implementing process improvements that lead to better outcomes, quicker treatment times, more convenient access to services, and better patient satisfaction ratings. This is accomplished through the use of state-of-the-art technology, tenuous data collection and case management, as well as continuous staff education and training in compliance with CoC recommendations.
Cancer Center patients have access to a wide array of education and treatment planning services. Oakwood is proud to feature one of the region’s only registered, dedicated oncological nutritionists, who counsels patients and families on individual nutrition planning during treatment. The Oakwood-Dearborn Cancer Center Resource Center works in conjunction with the American Cancer Society to offer patients and families a wide range of printed and digital information on cancer prevention and treatments available, as well as a Personal Health Manager kit which helps patients keep track of all of their paperwork, contacts, and appointment information during treatment.
The Oakwood Center for Cancer Care has pioneered many cancer treatment improvements over the years. As a leader in stereotactic radiosurgery, Oakwood offers metropolitan Detroit’s only CyberKnife for non-invasive and painless treatment of tumors anywhere in the body.
At Oakwood, we like to say
"We don’t just treat cancer………..we treat patients with cancer"
2012 total Oakwood cancer cases
2013 lung cancer study