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What Does Arizona Oncology’s APEx Accreditation for Radiation Oncology Mean for Cancer Patients?


Arizona Oncology has achieved a four-year accreditation from the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx®). APEx is an independent radiation oncology practice accreditation program based on a set of sixteen evidence-based standards of radiation oncology practice. These standards are focused on five pillars of patient care:

  • The process of care
  • The radiation oncology team
  • Safety
  • Quality management
  • Patient-centered care

What an APEx Accreditation means for patients is that Arizona Oncology is committed to high standards of safety and quality in radiation oncology. Patient-centered care is our top goal by promoting effective communication, coordinating treatment, and engaging patients and their families as partners in care.

“Arizona Oncology is pleased to receive APEx accreditation at our Arizona Oncology Radiation Treatment Centers in Phoenix from the premier radiation oncology society in the world, ” said Jerry Lucas, MD, radiation oncologist, Arizona Oncology. “Evaluating our processes in relation to ASTRO’s high standards, including standards for safety and quality, validates our practices and recognizes the efforts of our radiation oncology team to deliver patient-centered radiation oncology care.”

Arizona Oncology received the four-year accreditation for radiation oncology services on May 1, 2017 from ASTRO.

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