Kenneth Smith, M.D., FACS, medical director of Breast Surgery at the John B. Amos Cancer Center, has been named a cancer liaison physician to the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CofC) for a three-year term.
Dr. Smith is among a national network of more than 1,600 volunteer physicians that are responsible for providing leadership and direction to establish, maintain and support their facilities’ cancer programs.
The John B. Amos Cancer Center is one of more than 1,400 CofC-accredited cancer programs in the United States and Puerto Rico. Approximately 80 percent of newly diagnosed cancer patients are treated in these institutions.
More than 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer each year, according to the American College of Surgeons. The commission’s goal is to improve the quality of life and survival rate for those cancer patients.