Announcement

Delaying Lymph Node Biopsy After Melanoma Diagnosis Does Not Affect Survival Rates (07-20-2017)
A lymph node biopsy occurring more than 30 days after diagnosis is unlikely to have an adverse effect on the patient’s overall prognosis Postponing lymph node biopsy more than 30 days after melanoma... Continue Reading

New Study Suggests Most Cancers are Unavoidable Irrespective of Life Style (07-19-2017)
Two thirds of cancers are unavoidable even if you live a healthy life, according to a study published by doctors from John Hopkins.  The research, published in the journal Science, indicates that the... Continue Reading

FDA Approves Nerlynx for Treatment of Early Stage HER2-Positive Breast Cancer (07-18-2017)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Nerlynx (eratinib) for the extended adjuvant treatment of adult patients with early stage HER2-overexpressed/amplified breast cancer, to follow adjuvant trastuzumab-based... Continue Reading

Anne Arundel Medical Center

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The DeCesaris Cancer Institute and AAMC Oncology and Hematology are now QOPI (Quality Oncology Practice Initiative) Certified. This demonstrates a commitment to excellence and ongoing quality improvement.
The goals of the QOPI Certification Program are:

1. Promote the highest quality cancer care as defined by the clinician experts.
2. Provide a trusted solution to satisfy external demand for quality activities.
3. Reduce redundant programs or requirements for oncology practices, including health plan programs.