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The Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center is one of 18 Certified Members within the MD Anderson Cancer Network™, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. It’s designed to advance the institution’s mission of eliminating cancer by delivering MD Anderson expertise to community health providers. The network includes mission-aligned hospitals and health care systems across the United States committed to elevating the quality of care in their communities. Hospitals have direct access to MD Anderson clinical guidelines and best practices through membership in the MD Anderson Cancer Network™.

MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s most respected leaders in cancer care, and has been ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Cancer Hospitals” survey. Since the survey’s inception in 1990, MD Anderson has been ranked among the top two cancer treatment center’s in the U.S.

This certified member program offers our staff and oncologists access to MD Anderson. Our physicians have access to peer to peer consults with MD Anderson. The physician can submit disease specific case information to the MD Anderson physician with a direct discussion about the course of treatment. We also participate in a weekly multidisciplinary teleconference with MD Anderson faculty and other Certified Sites to review disease specific cases.

In the event the physician needs to make a referral to MD Anderson, our staff works with the intake team at MD Anderson to make this as seamless as possible for the patient.

Watch this video to learn more about how being an MD Anderson Cancer NetworkTM Certified Member benefits our patients.

MD Anderson also completes an onsite safety visit annually, an in-depth clinical analysis of our cancer practice, the credentialing of DCH Health System physicians into the MD Anderson Physician Network, and an agreement by both physicians and hospital to utilize the MD Anderson evidence based clinical care guidelines for cancer care.

Click here for patient information provided by MD Anderson Cancer Center.