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Arkansas Prostate Cancer Center Earns High Honor of ACR-ASTRO Accreditation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Center, a partnership between AKSM/Oncology and Arkansas Urology, has earned the high honor of a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology. The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Center is one of only a handful of prostate-only treatment centers in United States to earn this distinction.


The ACR-ASTRO seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety, and is the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by ACR and ASTRO after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

"Delivering the highest quality of care has always been a priority for the urologists within Arkansas Urology," said Jack Wang, MD. "This accreditation is not required, but we were determined to undergo this vigorous review to assure we delivered the highest quality of care. We firmly believe being recognized with such distinction demonstrates our commitment to quality and excellence, not only to our patients, but to the greater community as well."

During the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Center's review and on-site survey, patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs were assessed. The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Center received an unqualified recommendation which means there were no deficiencies that needed improvement.

AKSM/Oncology both manages and staffs the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Center and is the market leader providing radiation therapy services in conjunction with urologists throughout the United States. AKSM/Oncology spent years planning and creating prostate-only treatment centers in partnership with urologists and radiation oncologists to assure the highest clinical standards and protocols were adopted and implemented. "Clinical quality is an ongoing process that requires diligence and commitment of all the parties," said AKSM/Oncology National Clinical Director Donald Jackson. "We applaud ASTRO for continuing to recognize our prostate-only cancer treatment centers for their clinical excellence and highest level of patient care."

Jackson also stated that prostate cancer patients overwhelmingly support treatment at urology-integrated centers like the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Center (click to see videos), and that additional AKSM/Oncology-operated centers are currently seeking ACR accreditation.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services. ASTRO is a professional organization serving more than 10,000 radiation oncologists, medical physicists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of cancer patients.

AKSM/Oncology is a urologist-owned and operated company that has earned a national reputation for its radiation center expertise. AKSM/Oncology, Inc. is a subsidiary of AKSM, Ltd. a national provider of technology and services by urologist for urologists since 1986.

Arkansas Urology is comprised of 17 urologists and 1 radiation oncologist with locations in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, El Dorado, Heber Springs, and Russellville. 

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