Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA)

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) whose headquarter are in Boca Raton, Florida. It is a national, for profit network comprise of five cancer care and research centers and three outpatient care centers that server cancer patient through the United States. 


It is a private care system which is specialist in cancer treatment. It was opened in 1988 and that time its head quarter was in Schaumburg, Illinois. The founder of this care center was Richard J. Stephenson. 


This was started by him when his mother Mary Brown Stephenson died due to lung cancer. Richard purchased this care center from The American International Hospital in Zion, Illinois in 1988 and then expanded the hospital and also added radiation center and named the Mary Brown Stephenson Radiation Oncology Center. 


This is the very first location of CTCA’s.


CTCA opened its second hospital on 2nd may 1990 in Tulsa, Oklahoma which was built by Oral Roberts which were part of Faith hospital and then 15 year later it was relocated on 29th April 2005 in newly constructed hospital in Tulsa. 


Further the hospital was opened in various parts of the country like in 2004 it was opened in Philadelphia then in 2008 it was opened in Phoenix , in 2012 it opened the door for Atlanta patient then in 2015 opened in Mexico City offering patients from different parts of country to get opportunity to pursue treatment from cancer.


Every cancer center has earned accreditations and certificates from The Joint Commission, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and National Program of Breast Centers.


 In 2016, CTCA has offered TAPUR study also commonly known as Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry study. This was led by ASCO which stands for American Society of Clinical Oncology.


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