Elevating the quality of cancer care in local communities
MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, advances our mission to eliminate cancer by collaborating with local hospitals and health systems in Texas, the nation, and the world to improve the quality and accessibility of cancer care and research.
Each strategic relationship offers the opportunity to integrate MD Anderson’s expertise and services ranging from clinical quality assurance and best practice guidelines to full clinical integration and access to clinical trials.
Local hospitals benefit by improving their quality of patient care through our knowledge as a top cancer center with access to leading-edge technologies, patient treatment protocols, education, research and our unique multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
MD Anderson Cancer Network is operated and managed by MD Anderson’s Physicians Network and MD Anderson Services Corporation, both are separate 501(c)3 entities.
Working with local hospitals and health systems
MD Anderson Cancer Network seeks out like-minded organizations committed to delivering care through the adoption of MD Anderson treatment plans, multidisciplinary care teams and quality assurance measures. Each level of participation in Cancer Network has specific requirements and assessments.
Partner members are U.S.-based relationships where the member health system is required to integrate their clinical cancer care operations with MD Anderson and mirror how we deliver cancer care, and there is a formal reporting relationship with medical directors at partner sites.
At certified member hospitals and health systems, we assess and offer tailored recommendations for clinical quality improvements. These physicians and organizations must meet national quality cancer care guidelines, which are reviewed on an ongoing basis. For all Cancer Network providers, we offer education, remote multi-disciplinary tumor boards and peer-to-peer consultation.
Affiliates are relationships we have with a hospital in one specialty- or modality focused area, such as radiation oncology.
Associate members are our international clinical relationships where they integrate their cancer programs and staff with MD Anderson.