A commitment to superior care

Since our founding over 60 years ago, Kaiser Permanente has pioneered how an integrated care delivery system, with our own specialists and multidisciplinary care teams, can prevent disease and provide high quality care. Nowhere is this more clearly the advantage than in the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer.

Every day, we make a commitment. To beating cancer and saving lives. With earlier detection. Cutting-edge research. And superior personal care, delivered with compassion. Every step of your journey.

Prevention first

It begins with a focus on prevention. Because we know lifestyle factors play a major role and account for as many as 75 percent of cancer deaths,1 we make a commitment to our members to work out a program of lifestyle changes that can reduce their risks. And that’s only the beginning.

CANCER
DEATHS

Lifestyle

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account for

as much as

75%

of cancer

deaths

Lifestyle factors account for as much as 75% of cancer deaths.

#1 in screenings

In all the regions we serve, we are #1 in screenings for breast cancer and we also rate in the top 10th percentile for cervical and colorectal cancer screenings as a program3,4. By following the best protocols and advocating regular screenings, we’re better able to prevent or detect and treat cancers early and save lives.

Brightest minds

We’ve made a commitment to surround members with some of the brightest minds in medicine with doctors who are educated and trained at many of the best schools and institutions. They bring that knowledge to their patients every day as they employ the latest protocols, technologies, and techniques. But beyond their credentials, they bring the desire to form a true partnership with all their patients. One built on care, communication, and collaboration. Ensuring the best course of treatment for every individual.

A 360-degree approach

Every day, we take a multidisciplinary approach in which an entire team is involved in reviewing, assessing, and developing treatment options based on each unique case.

Our team evaluates any possible avenues for treatment with the most current procedures and technology.

Building a brighter future

At Kaiser Permanente, we never stop learning, advancing, and seeking improvements in cancer treatment. Through these endeavors, we are continuously pioneering greater understanding and treatment of cancer.

  • Today, we are widely considered one of the leading health research organizations in the United States.
  • Our Northern California Division of Research alone is currently conducting more than 60 cancer-related studies, has authored more than 750 cancer-related studies published in peer-reviewed journals, and has enrolled more than 3,300 patients in our oncology clinical trials.
  • Our clinical trials program is making cutting-edge cancer therapies available to these patients. It enters more patients in clinical trials than many academic and university cancer centers, and the program continues to grow.

Moving forward

Our understanding of cancer extends beyond the disease itself. We know that patients need a committed and supportive partner who’s in it for the long haul. Our emphasis on multidisciplinary teams, prevention, and wellness ensures that they receive the follow-up care and ongoing support that they need as they move on with their lives.

For more detailed information about cancer care, visit kp.org/cancer.

  • 1 Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2009/2010 Update, National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, Bethesda, MD, April 2010, http://progressreport.cancer.gov/2009.
  • 2 Rating is based on Breast Cancer Screening 2012 ratings from the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) for commercial and medicare plans published by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. HEDIS is a tool used by more than 90 percent of America’s health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service. HEDIS is a registered trademark of the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA). For more information, visit ncqa.org.
  • 3 Rating is based on Cervical Cancer Screening and Colorectal Cancer Screening 2012 ratings from the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) for commercial plans published by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. HEDIS is a tool used by more than 90 percent of America’s health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service. HEDIS is a registered trademark of the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA). For more information, visit ncqa.org.
  • 4 Kaiser Permanente Program Average is the weighted average of each regional health plan’s screening date and its eligible population.