London Children’s Hospital has been awarded a prestigious international certification for supportive care in cancer, it is one of four pediatric hospitals in the country to have received such an award, officials at the London Health Sciences Center say.
The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) certification recognizes oncology centers that integrate the highest standards of comprehensive supportive care services into cancer care, LHSC said in a statement.
The MASCC certification speaks to the work of Children’s health professionals to “provide a better quality of life for children and adolescents with cancer,” said Dr. Jennifer Seelisch, pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Children’s, in a statement.
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“Locally in London, we are working hard to ensure we stay up to date with the best global evidence currently available and make changes to care as new recommendations emerge,” Seelisch said in a statement.
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“We integrate supportive care measures, such as For example, appropriate anti-nausea medication or anti-infection medication into our electronic care plans and review that evidence as a group as it changes.”
Three other Canadian children’s hospitals are MASCC-certified, including CHEO, McMaster Children’s Hospital and SickKids in Toronto.
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