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Colon Cancer Performance

ADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY FOR STAGE III COLON CANCERS

Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Node Positive Patients
Adjuvant chemotherapy is considered or administered within four months (120 days) of diagnosis for patients under the age of 80 with AJCC Stage III (lymph node positive) colon cancer. The compliance rate for Abington Memorial Hospital’s compliance is very favorable at 100%, compared to all CoC approved programs’ norm of 93.6%.
 

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 Memorial Hospital’s compliance is slightly better at 87.5%, compared to all CoC approved programs’ norm of 86.6%.
 

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 or pathologic AJCC T4N0M0 or Stage III receiving surgical resection for rectal cancer. Abington Memorial Hospital’s compliance with this standard is very favorable at 100%, compared to all CoC approved programs’ norm of 92.7%.