KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Prostate Center of Academic Urology has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). The Prostate Center provides radiation therapy for men with cancer or other diseases of the prostate. In 2011, the Prostate Center treated 300 men and provided nearly 12,000 treatments, making it one of the most active centers for prostate cancer treatment in the Delaware Valley.
“We are proud to receive this accreditation,” said David J. Ellis, MD, president of Academic Urology, “because it means our Prostate Center provides the highest levels of quality and patient safety.” Accreditation is awarded only to facilities meeting specific standards in patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs. “The review process is rigorous and achieving a three-year accreditation is a significant accomplishment and benefit to our patients,” Dr. Ellis said.
Academic Urology operates its Prostate Center in cooperation with radiation oncologists from the Fox Chase Cancer Center, and provides a variety of advanced treatment options for prostate cancer, including VMAT (Volumetric-Modulated Arc Therapy). The Center also includes one of the area’s only pathology labs dedicated to diagnosing and treating urologic diseases.
Academic Urology is the largest urologic specialty medical group in Pennsylvania and includes 36 urologists serving patients in and around 16 communities in Philadelphia’s suburbs and at many of the area’s leading hospitals. For more information, please visit www.academicurology.com.