Colorectal Cancer Quality Metrics

Commission on Cancer's Quality of Care Measures

UC San Diego Health's cancer program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), which collects standardized data from CoC-accredited health care settings to measure cancer care quality.

The data presented below is included in the CoC's quality of care measures for colon and rectal cancer, and are for 2016, the most recent year for which data is available. (Data provided by the National Cancer Database.)

The purpose of the data is to compare the care of colorectal cancer patients at UC San Diego Health with other CoC-accredited cancer programs regionally and nationwide. UC San Diego's results compare favorably in all below measures. For more information about quality and safety measures, see Quality Care.


​Quality of Care for
Colorectal Cancer Measure
​UC San Diego Health​State of California​Pacific Region​Teaching Hospitals​All Commission on Cancer Approved Programs
At least 12 regional lymph nodes removed and examined for resected colon cancer 95.3%​93.0%​93.4%​94.0%​92.8%
Chemo and radiation therapy, administered or recommended for resected rectal cancers100.0%​84.1%87.7%86.4%​88.3%


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