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More often than not, Stony Brook is the first on Long Island, to offer an innovative approach, the newest piece of equipment, or to perform a breakthrough surgical technique. Here are some recent ways in which Stony Brook’s Cancer Center of Excellence has been recognized.

Additional Certifications—Current: Our Cytogenetics Laboratory is certified by the Children’s Oncology Group.

First Accreditation in New York State—April 2009: The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center has been granted three-year full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Administered nationally by the American College of Surgeons, NAPBC accreditation is given only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and performance review. The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center is the first breast center in the State of New York to receive NAPBC accreditation. The three-year period lasts from April 2009 to April 2012.

Dual Recognitions—2009: Our Radiation Oncology Department received the following:

  • (ACRO) – American College of Radiology three-year approval
  • (CAMPEP) – Commission Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs: Physics Residency approval

Highest Approval—December 2008: Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC) received the highest approval rating from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) for a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program. The three-year Approval with Commendation was the result of a December 2008 on-site inspection and professional review of SBUMC’s cancer program that incorporates clinical and research excellence with academic training and community outreach.

Outstanding Achievement—December 2008: Stony Brook University Hospital’s Cancer Program received an Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer, given to only 19 percent of the 478 program surveyed nationwide.