Anderson Regional Cancer Center Survival Rate Exceeds National Average

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November 29, 2010

Meridian, Miss. — Anderson Regional Cancer Center has exceeded the national average for the five-year survival rate of Stage III breast cancer cases by 14.5 percent, according to the latest statistics submitted to the National Cancer Database from the Commission on Cancer, which are approved cancer program registries.

Stage III breast cancer is a very advanced cancer, with Stage IV being the most advanced.  At Anderson Regional Cancer Center, the five-year survival rate of patients with Stage III breast cancer is 72.3 percent, while the national survival rate is only 57.8 percent, for the same time period and type of cancer.  Anderson Regional Cancer Center matched or exceeded national survival rates for Stages I, II, III and IV breast cancers.

The cancer program at Anderson is on par with any program in the United States.  These numbers show that Anderson’s results are among the top 4.3% of cancer centers throughout the country, including today’s largest and most well known centers.

All of the medical oncologists at Anderson Regional Cancer Center are Mississippi natives, as are most of the members of the support staff.  They provide world class treatment and support that includes being aware of the culture of their home state.

The statistics that rank Anderson Regional Cancer Center as exceeding the national average are collected and submitted to the National Cancer Database (NCDB) from Commission on Cancer-approved cancer program registries using nationally standardized data item and coding definitions. The NCDB is a nationwide, facility-based, oncology data set that currently captures 75 percent of all newly diagnosed cancer cases annually in the U.S.

 If you would like more information about Anderson Regional Cancer Center, contact Wayne Herrington, Administrative Director, at 601-485-5081.