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CP3R and AH’s Performance for Breast Cancer

BREAST CONSERVING SURGERY AND RADIATION THERAPY

Breast Conserving Surgery and Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is administrated within one year (365 days) of diagnosis for women under the age of 70 receiving breast conserving surgery for breast cancer. Abington Hospital’s compliance with this standard is favorable at 96.9%, compared to all CoC approved programs’ norm of 92.4%.


CHEMOTHERAPY IN HORMONE RECEPTOR NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

Chemotherapy in Hormone Receptor Negative Breast Cancer Patients

Combination chemotherapy is considered or administered within four months (120 days) of diagnosis for women under the age of 70 with AJCC T1c N0M0, or Stage II or III hormone receptor negative cancer. Abington Hospital’s compliance with this standard is excellent at 100%, compared to all CoC approved programs’ norm of 92.1%.


TAMOXIFEN OR THIRD GENERATION AROMATASE INHIBITOR IN HORMONE RECEPTOR POSITIVE BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

Tamoxifen or Third Generation Aromatase Inhibitor in Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer Patients

Tamoxifen or third generation aromatase inhibitor is considered or administered within one year (365 days) of diagnosis for women with AJCC T1c N0M0, or Stage II or III hormone receptor positive cancer. Abington Hospital’s compliance with this standard is favorable at 98%, compared to all CoC approved programs’ norm of 91.5%.


BREAST CONSERVING SURGERY RATE

Breast Conserving Surgery

Breast conservation surgery rate for women with AJCC clinical stage 0, I or II breast cancer. Abington Hospital’s compliance with this standard is 7% higher than the CoC-approved programs’ norm at 63%.


RADIATION THERAPY AND MASTECTOMY

Radiation Therapy and Mastectomy

Radiation therapy is considered or administered following any mastectomy within one year of diagnosis of breast cancer for women with four or more positive regional lymph nodes. Abington Hospital’s compliance with this standard is excellent at 100%.


IMAGE OR PALPITATION-GUIDED NEEDLE BIOPSY PERFORMED IN BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS

Image or Palpation-guided Needle Biopsy Performed in Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Image or palpation-guided needle biopsy is performed to establish diagnosis of breast cancer. Abington Hospital’s compliance with this standard is above the state’s average at 96%.