CP3R and AH’s Performance for Colon and Rectal Cancers
ADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY FOR STAGE III COLON CANCERS
Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Node Positive Patients
Adjuvant chemotherapy is considered oradministered within four months (120 days) of diagnosis for patients under the age of 80 with AJCC Stage III (lymph node positive) colon cancer. Abington Hospital’s compliance is very favorable at 93.3%, compared to all CoC-approved programs’ norm of 89.8%.
REGIONAL LYMPH NODES IN SURGICALLY RESECTED PATIENTS
Regional Lymph Nodes in Surgically Resected Patients
At least 12 regional lymph nodes are removed and pathologically examined for resected colon cancer. The compliance rate for Abington Hospital’s is slightly better at 89.2%, compared to all CoC-approved programs’ norm of 88.2%.
RADIATION THERAPY FOR T4NOMO OR STAGE III RECTAL CANCERS
Radiation Therapy in Rectal Carcinomas
Radiation therapy is considered or administered within six months of diagnosis for patients under age 80 with clinical orpathologic AJCC T4N0M0 or Stage III receiving surgical resection for rectal cancer. Abington Hospital’s compliance with this standard needs improvement at 50%, compared to all CoC-approved programs’norm of 85%.