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Cancer Clinics of Excellence (CCE) Releases 62nd Evidence-Based Treatment Protocol
Date:2/6/2009

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Clinics of Excellence, LLC, the nation's only physician-driven network of community oncologists, announced the completion of its 62nd comprehensive Evidence-Based Treatment Protocol covering 11 of the leading oncology disease states at the 4th Annual Community Oncology Conference today. "Our 200+ member national oncology group is now fully prepared to launch the protocols across its network in 16 States," announced Frederick M. Schnell, MD, Central Georgia Cancer Care, Macon, GA, and CCE's Chief Clinical Officer.

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"CCE's proprietary Evidence-based Treatment Protocols represent a significant advantage for community oncology practices around the country as they assimilate a vast amount of information into a usable clinical outcome tool. By integrating the protocols into the member oncology practices, physicians will be able to demonstrate to consumers the value of practicing evidence-based medicine across the entire continuum of care in oncology," stated Dr. Schnell. "The sheer breadth of these protocols is testament to the diligence of our 11 national physician User Groups and the cohesiveness of the network. With the release of our 62nd protocol, our broad network of community oncologists utilizes empirical, evidence-based and referenced protocols in treating our patients. This assures that we remain focused on value based medicine while using the most current evidence to treat our patients," added Arthur "Chip" Staddon, MD, Pennsylvania Oncology, Philadelphia, PA, Chairman of CCE.

"CCE provides its growing membership of physicians with a robust set of tools and resources including an integrated information technology platform, proprietary Evidence-based Treatment Protocols, and a collaborative model of care planning and management that are necessary to demonstrate clinical efficiency and outcomes," stated J. Ike Nicoll, CEO of CCE. "Given the current challenges in the healthcare market, CCE's approach will have a meaningful effect on improved clinical quality and economic outcome as our member practices collectively treat over 150,000 cancer patients annually. Therefore our commitment to evidence-based medicine is consistent with the country's need to raise the standards of quality while keeping healthcare affordable," added Mr. Nicoll.

The Co-Chairs of the 4th Annual Community Oncology Conference, CCE's Chief Medical Officer, Linda Bosserman, MD, of Wilshire Oncology Medical Group in Southern California and David Henry, MD, of Pennsylvania Oncology, in Philadelphia opened the meeting. Also speaking were CCE members, Patrick Cobb, MD, Hematology Oncology Centers of the Northern Rockies, Billings, MT and President of the Community Oncology Alliance, and Kent Butcher, CEO of Oklahoma Oncology, Tulsa, OK.

About Cancer Clinics of Excellence, LLC

Cancer Clinics of Excellence is the nations only practice-owned and physician driven network that empowers oncologists to deliver proven, evidence-based treatment in community settings while ensuring the performance of their practices. For more information, visit us at www.cce.us.com.


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