Cancer Treatment Centers of America was founded by Richard Stephenson after his mother died of cancer. The first hospital opened in 1988, in Zion Illinois. Over a seven year period one hospital grew into a network of five hospitals located in Illinois, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Georgia. All the Cancer Treatment Centers have strong patient satisfaction scores and four of the five have received five star quality ratings by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. There are hundreds of different types of cancer that affect nearly all the bodies organs and tissues. The five major categories of cancer are: Carcinomas, Sarcomas, Leukemia, Lymphomas, and Central Nervous System cancers. Cancer Treatment Centers of America believes precision treatment increases the odds of treating the specific type of cancer in each patient. The three main treatment options are surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. What sets Cancer Treatment Centers of America apart is their focus on managing the patient’s side effects to increase the quality of life. Doctors at Cancer Treatment Centers of America are focused on offering patients a higher level of personalized treatment plans.
Recently, Cancer Treatment Centers of America partnered with Allscripts and NanthHealth to launch Clinical Pathway. Clinical Pathway is a platform designed to provide oncologists with all the appropriate treatment options available. This new platform was designed to integrate the most up-to-date research available along with treatment regimens and therapies. By combining all the data in one platform, it allows the oncologist to customize care procedures for the patient at the point of care. It also allows patients to have current information in order to choose the safest and most efficient treatment available for their specific type of cancer. Clinical Pathway will assist oncologists as they strive to provide current comprehensive care to all their patients.