SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center Releases 2016 Annual Report

The SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center is pleased to announce the release of its annual report for 2015, which contains a summary of the cancer center's analytic and non-analytic incidences of cancer cases in 2014.
Additionally, the report also includes a comprehensive report on endometrial cancer from Medical Oncologist Dr. William Schulz. His report compares and analyzes the evaluation, incidence rates, stage, treatments and survival of endometrial cancer in patients seen at the SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center and compares the center's performance against the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB).
Over the past year the cancer center has seen steady growth, including the addition of virtual tumor boards with UW Health. The specialty care provided by UW physicians at SwedishAmerican has grown to include gynecological surgical oncology clinics and colorectal surgical clinics.

The Regional Cancer Center recently was named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. Additionally, SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford and SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Belvidere were both designated as Lung Cancer Screening Centers by the American College of Radiology for practicing safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.
The report is available at: www.swedishamerican.org/CAR. Alternatively, it can be found within the Cancer Care section of SwedishAmerican's Web site (under the “Services” tab).

About the SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center
Located at 3535 N. Bell School Road in Rockford, near Riverside and I-90, the two-story SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center offers radiation therapy, medical oncology, chemotherapy and infusion services. Patients have access to clinical trials; state-of-the-art linear accelerator treatments such as IGRT, IMRT, Rapid Arc, OBI and stereotactic services; and advanced medical imaging. The center also includes healing gardens and offers a number of holistic and support services, making it unlike any other facility in northern Illinois.

About SwedishAmerican
A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

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Katryna Kirby