The National Cancer Database (NCDB) publishes survival data based on individual hospitals submission of data. Each year, we compare the Martha Jefferson Cancer Center five-year survival rates with those of the NCDB, as well as with other Commission on Cancer recognized Comprehensive Community Cancer Programs. As you see, Martha Jefferson's survival rates are comparatively strong in most of the major cancer sites.
These outcomes are based on patients diagnosed at Martha Jefferson between 2003 through 2005 (the latest years for which the NCDB has data).
This success highlights the vital role of the Martha Jefferson primary care physicians in facilitating appropriate screenings for earlier diagnosis of their patients and our many specialty physicians who work collaboratively to provide multidisciplinary care. To improve the outcomes for non-small-cell lung cancer, the hospital plans to offer a high-risk lung cancer screening. The goal is to increase the likelihood of diagnosing lung cancers earlier in the course of the disease, while it is still curable.
We are committed to continuously improve our care, enhancing both the patient experience and their ultimate outcomes.