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Become a
Center of Excellence

Centers of Excellence are recognized for providing best-in-class lung cancer care.

The Centers of Excellence (COE) program fosters and promotes the highest-quality early detection and treatment standards in lung cancer across a national network of local community hospitals, clinics, and academic and VA medical centers.

Jean Comeau

Jean Comeau, BSN, RN

Nurse Navigator

Lung Cancer Screening Program
UMass Memorial Health

I’ve had a wonderful experience with GO2. The resources have been incredible to me. And it’s definitely helped me develop our program into one of the most successful lung screening programs in Massachusetts for a community hospital.

Key benefits of being a Center of Excellence

National Recognition

Assets and support to promote your facility at the local and national level

Meaningful Engagement

Unique and timely opportunities to participate in and impact innovation, patient support, research, policy action, and advocacy

Support, Access, & Insights

Comprehensive COE support services for program development, quality improvement, and healthcare outcomes

Professional Community

Access to the exclusive Excellence Exchange and in-person networking opportunities

Quality Care Benchmarking

Annual access to quality outcomes and national benchmarking data for local comparison

Resource Center

Seminal articles, current practice standards and guidelines, emerging scientific evidence, and discounted continuing education opportunities

COE Designations

The Centers of Excellence (COE) designation program integrates essential components of evidence-based quality care to close disparity gaps, improve health outcomes, and increase survival.

Lung Cancer Screening

Lung Cancer Screening

A structured low-dose CT screening program that follows NCCN, USPSTF, CMS criteria and manages patient follow through by a standardized process.

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Cancer Care

Cancer Care

Demonstrate access to standard cancer services within medical, radiation, and surgical oncology as well as pathology.

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Incidental Pulmonary Nodules

Incidental Pulmonary Nodules

A structured program that captures incidentally found lung nodules from imaging. Conducted across the health system and manages patient follow-up and reporting by standardized processes.

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Biomarker Testing and Precision Medicine

Biomarker Testing and Precision Medicine

Access to guideline-directed testing for molecular and immune biomarkers with NGS technology in all patients with guideline-eligible tumors to determine eligibility for targeted therapies or immunotherapies.

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Multidisciplinary Teams

Multidisciplinary Teams

A patient-centric multidisciplinary team comprised of a cancer navigator and a minimum of 3 lung cancer disciplines that meet at a regularly scheduled tumor board.

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Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation

Evidence-based smoking cessation services are consistently integrated across the cancer care continuum.

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Survivorship

Survivorship

All lung cancer patients receive a survivorship care plan.

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Patient Centric Research

Patient Centric Research

Participate and engage in patient-centered research through GO2, clinical trials or other clinical initiatives.

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Health Equity

Health Equity

Demonstrate a patient-centric approach that considers diversity, equity and inclusion for all members of the community.

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Participation in community outreach to expand lung cancer awareness and education with GO2 or directly with your community.

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Interested in learning more and reviewing the criteria for each designation?

Any facility serving people at-risk or living with lung cancer is welcome to apply.

Because together, we build local excellence to confront lung cancer.

What is the Excellence Exchange?

The Excellence Exchange is a private, peer-to-peer online forum exclusively for COEs in good standing. It is designed to facilitate timely exchange of emerging news, ideas, resources, and lessons learned within the COE network.

Open to
your entire team

All healthcare professionals working within your COE-designated program are welcome to participate.

Easy and quick
registration

Once you are approved and your account is activated, you will be able to access and participate in the Excellence Exchange.

Knowledge transfer & resource sharing

Seek help and join candid conversations with your COE-member peers. The exchange is a place to share materials, resources, and your wisdom with others.

Become a COE and join a national network of top-quality lung cancer healthcare providers.