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Deaconess Surgeon appointed to Commission on Cancer position


Dr. Anthony Kaiser received a three-year appointment as Cancer Liaison Physician for the cancer program at Deaconess Hospital. Cancer Liaison Physicians are an integral part of cancer programs accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC).

Dr. Kaiser is among a national network of more than 1,500 volunteer physicians who are responsible for providing leadership and direction to establish, maintain, and support their facilities' cancer programs. Dr. Kaiser, who has a significant interest in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with malignant diseases, is a member of the multidisciplinary cancer committee at Deaconess Hospital. 

Cancer Liaison Physicians are responsible for evaluating, interpreting, and reporting their facilities’ performance data through the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) and facilitating quality improvement initiatives based on data findings. In addition, the Cancer Liaison Physician is responsible for leading CoC initiatives within the cancer program and collaborating with agencies such as the American Cancer Society on behalf of the hospital. The CoC collects data from its accredited cancer programs and provides tools for these programs to facilitate analysis of patterns of diagnosis, treatment, and quality of care for patients treated at the hospital.

Deaconess Cancer Services provides a full range of services required to treat, rehabilitate, and support patients with cancer and their families. This includes highly trained physicians and nurses who specialize in cancer services as well as the latest technology and treatments designed to heal the mind, body, and spirit. For more information on Deaconess Cancer Services, visit

The CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and monitoring of comprehensive quality care. For more information on the Cancer Liaison Program visit