Navigation Links
EQUICARE CS Cancer Survivorship Case Management Software Listed as a "Best Practices" Resource by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (COC)

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EQUICARE CS, a cancer survivorship case management software program jointly offered by Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) and Equicare Health, Inc., has been included by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) in its "Best Practices Repository." The repository is a list of resources designed to help cancer treatment centers in the U.S. adopt rigorous standards for high-quality patient-centered care, in order to qualify to become CoC-accredited cancer programs.

There are over 13 million cancer patients currently living in the U.S., and the number is expected to grow to 18 million by 2020. Only a very small number of cancer treatment centers are set up to deliver survivorship care once treatment is over. Nevertheless, after treatment for cancer, many patients require post-treatment follow-up care for late effects of treatment, secondary cancers, and quality of life issues. Some need further diagnostic testing, or nutritional and counseling services. 

"Cancer survivors benefit most when they have access to coordinated post-treatment care," said Malcolm Wright, vice president of product management at Equicare Health. "Therefore, the CoC has mandated that all organizations seeking their accreditation will have to create a formal plan for delivering survivorship care by 2014, and they will have to implement that plan by 2015. EQUICARE CS can help them comply with these requirements."

According to the American College of Surgeons, CoC accreditation is a voluntary commitment by a cancer program that ensures patients will have access to a full scope of services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, and support patients with cancer and their families. By 2015, all CoC-accredited institutions will have to produce survivorship care plans for each of their patients, including a record of care received, important disease characteristics, and a follow-up care plan incorporating recognized evidence-based standards of care, when available.

The EQUICARE CS case management system was specifically designed to help clinics provide cancer survivors with a personalized plan for follow-up care. It is a web-based, patient-centric tool that is designed to help cancer survivors, their caregivers, and their healthcare providers achieve better clinical compliance, which can result in improved patient outcomes following treatment for cancer.

"The EQUICARE CS system guides clinicians in generating a care plan based on best practices and established guidelines," said Chris Toth, vice president of marketing for Varian Medical Systems. "It offers patients round-the-clock access to their care plans through a personalized portal on the Internet. We are very gratified that the American College of Surgeons has recognized the value of this system, which was designed to help cancer centers implement robust, world-class survivorship care programs."

Online resources:

American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs:

COC Best Practices Repository: 
(for Survivorship materials, click on "Proprietary Material")

Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is a premier supplier of tubes and digital detectors for X-ray imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications and also supplies high-energy X-ray devices for cargo screening and non-destructive testing applications. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 6,000 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and approximately 70 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter.

Meryl Ginsberg, 650.424.6444

SOURCE Varian Medical Systems
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Dendreon Announces Publication of Phase 1 Study Highlighting Immunologic and Clinical Activity of Lapuleucel-T (Neuvenge(R)) in Advanced Breast Cancer Patients
2. EDAP Announces Launch of Clinical Study Combining HIFU and Chemotherapy for Localized Aggressive High Risk Prostate Cancer
3. Indevus Receives Approvable Letter From FDA for VALSTAR(R) for Bladder Cancer Therapy
4. EpiCept Reports Expansion of Clinical Development For Licensed Cancer Compound
5. Cephalon Announces Positive Results from a Pivotal Study of FENTORA in Opioid-tolerant Patients with Non-cancer Breakthrough Pain
6. ADVENTRX Announces Fast Track Designation Granted By the FDA For CoFactor For the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
7. Novel Technology Breaks Through Cancer Pain
8. CEL-SCI Secures Manufacturing Facility for Multikine Cancer Drug
9. Furamidine Found to Inhibit a Key Enzyme Involved in Cancer Cell DNA Repair Mechanisms
10. Callisto Pharmaceuticals Opens Additional Sites for Phase II Clinical Trial of Atiprimod in Advanced Carcinoid Cancer Patients
11. Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Doses First Patient in Cotara(R) Phase II Brain Cancer Trial In India
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... 2015 iCAD, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICAD ... latest solutions for advanced image analysis and workflow ... the Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) 2015 ... from November 29 to December 4, 2015. The ... an automated breast density assessment solution, PowerLook® Advanced ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015 Booth #4303 – The ... ) will exhibit a broader array of products in a ... Society of North America in ... the meeting will feature X-ray components "At the Heart of ... line of products from Varian,s Claymount brand, and computer-aided diagnostic ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015  Novartis will demonstrate the ... 57 th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual ... myelomas as well as supportive care, including key findings ... personalized cell therapies. The ASH Annual Meeting will be ... . Novartis Oncology . "We will be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... In an effort to ... to access life-saving information provided directly from top experts in mesothelioma, in 2016 ... conferences in three major cities: Houston, San Francisco, and Chicago. , “For ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... hunger cravings that drive people to overeat are not necessarily caused by real hunger, ... brain that the stomach needs food. He notes that, while many patients are aware ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... FL (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... a comparison chart and ingredient list of its hemorrhoid ointment to its website. ... effective pain relief for people suffering from hemorrhoids. Adding the comparison chart and ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Using a combination of two blood sugar tests ... adults, according to a new study by researchers at the School of Public Health ... Adults: Using Combinations of Blood Glucose Tests ,” published in Frontiers in Public Health, ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... The recently published 32nd Annual ... (NPDS) reveals that in 2014, someone called a poison center about every 11 ... which were human exposure cases. , The American Association of Poison Control Centers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):