Yale Cancer Center and our partner, Smilow Cancer Hospital, acknowledge the seven American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) evidence-based quality guidelines for breast and colorectal cancers. The latest performance data for breast center is listed below.
|Breast Measures||Expected Estimated Performance Rates (percentage)||Yale Performance 2014||Yale Performance 2015||Yale Performance 2016|
|Tamoxifen or third generation aromotase inhibitor is recommended or administered within 1 year (365 days) of diagnosis for women with AJCC T1cN0M0 or stage IB-III hormone receptor positive breast cancer (Accountability)||90%||96||93||96|
|Radiation therapy is recommended or administered following any mastectomy within 1 year (365 days) of diagnosis of breast cancer for women with >= 4 positive regional lymph nodes (Accountability)||90%||97||93||91|
|Radiation is administered within 1 year (365 days) of diagnosis for women under the age of 70 receiving breast conservation surgery for breast cancer (Accountability)||90%||96||96||97|
|Combination chemotherapy is considered or administered within 4 months (120 days) of diagnosis for women under 70 with AJCC T1cN0, or stage IB - III hormone receptor negative breast cancer (Accountability)||N/A||95||100||96|
**Higher percentage is better