Commission on Cancer

The Guthrie Cancer Center in Sayre, Pa. has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The commission is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to reducing occurrences of and deaths from cancer through education and by setting standards for monitoring high quality and multidisciplinary patient care.

Every year, 80% of those diagnosed with cancer are diagnosed and treated at commission-approved programs. Cancer programs, like those at Guthrie, voluntarily participate in the commission’s Approvals Program and meet 36 standards of quality patient care. The result is that Guthrie is among a select group of institutions that have achieved the highest level of accreditation.

Our patients are promised:

  • A multi-specialty and comprehensive team approach to coordinating the best treatment options.
  • Treatment with state-of-the-art services and equipment.
  • Access to the latest clinical trials.
  • The best cancer-related information, education, and support services.

Commission on Cancer