The best local care with the expertise of the nation's leading cancer center.
The Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care is the region's only certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network™, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the world's most respected leaders in cancer care and ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" survey. Combining the region's top cancer provider with the expertise of the nation's leader in cancer care, Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care offers new hope and state-of-the-art care for cancer patients in the South Coast region.
Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care are dedicated to creating a caring environment that integrates patient care, research and prevention. This affiliation is firmly based on bringing a higher level of cancer care for patients in our community.
This affiliation enables patients to be treated at Southcoast with the assurance of best national practices in patient care. Because of this relationship the expert staff and physicians of Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care are able to closely collaborate with MD Anderson and bring more than 100 evidence-based treatment regimens for many types and phases of cancer to the community.
Raising the bar for South Coast cancer patients
The affiliation between Southcoast Hospitals and MD Anderson Cancer Network provides our patients with:
- Access to the evidence-based guidelines developed by MD Anderson.
- Reassurance that the comprehensive cancer services at Southcoast are based on advanced standards of care and proven best practices.
- A multidisciplinary team approach that is proven to reduce diagnostic and treatment variations.
- Collaboration on treatment.
Medical and radiation oncologists at the Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care are certified by MD Anderson Cancer Network. Southcoast also underwent a lengthy, rigorous review of its medical and radiation oncology facilities, including medical record reviews, chemotherapy policy and practices, and physical plant and equipment.
Southcoast's staff and physicians also have access to extensive professional development programs offered by specialists at MD Anderson, including the latest research, multidisciplinary treatment planning conferences and didactic lectures. The cancer program is not limited to diagnosis and treatment — there is a strong emphasis on patient satisfaction, comforts and education.