ValleyCare's cancer program combines the expertise of highly trained and experienced physicians, as well as technological advancements, with ValleyCare's tradition of compassionate and personalized care.
Tri-Valley patients have easy access to an integrated center with caring and skilled professionals; the latest targeted treatment therapies, including radiation therapy and hematology; clinical trials; and up-to-date educational material in one convenient location.
ValleyCare is also affiliated with UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, which allows our community-based cancer center access to advanced cancer therapies through telemedicine and broader dissemination of clinical trials. Telemedicine allows our physicians access to virtual tumor boards and clinical trial options, which improves cancer management at our community health care facilities. It also allows them to consult with UCSF faculty on patient care issues.
While one physician coordinates care, our patients have the benefit of an expert team of oncology professionals working together to guide them (and their families) through treatment and follow-up. These experts include surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, specialized nurses and many others, who develop a customized treatment plan based on each patient's individual needs. Our comprehensive cancer services include:
- Coordinated care
- Board-certified medical oncologists and radiation oncologists
- Oncology-certified nurses
- Access to clinical trials
- Radiation oncology
- Medical oncology
- Genetic counseling
- Tumor Board
- Support programs
- Comprehensive educational materials
- Nutrition counseling
- Clinical pharmacist, medication counseling
- Oral drug dispensing program
- Lymphedema services
Commission on Cancer Accreditation
ValleyCare Health System's cancer program has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer since 1992. ValleyCare is among a select group of hospitals that have met strict clinical, education and cancer reporting requirements. Only 20 to 25 percent of the nation's 6,000 hospitals have earned this recognized accreditation. This achievement is a benchmark of quality for cancer care, and ValleyCare was granted a three-year approval. ValleyCare Health System has devoted considerable resources to developing and maintaining a progressive cancer care program.
Learn more about the benefits of maintaining the Commission on Cancer accreditation.
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