AKRON - Cleveland Clinic Akron General’s McDowell Cancer Institute has been granted a “Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation” from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

“Cleveland Clinic Akron General’s multidisciplinary cancer team treats each patient as an individual regardless of the diagnosis,” said Andrew Fenton, M.D., Executive Medical Director of the McDowell Cancer Institute. “The recognition from the Commission on Cancer is a reflection of the dedication shown by our physicians, nurses, and all caregivers at Akron General.”

To earn voluntary Commission on Cancer accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed the commission’s quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey.

Akron General's McDowell Cancer Institute provides patients with access to care quickly and offers the newest therapies, diagnostics and surgical techniques to help minimize side effects and improve outcomes. A research site with national clinical trials, Akron General offers treatment options that may help extend and improve lives