Blue Distinction Centers for Complex and Rare Cancers are recognized for demonstrating
their superior capabilities in providing a range of services for complex and rare
cancer patients and are the first in a line of Blue Distinction CentersSM
focused on cancer treatment.
This initial phase evaluates facilities on patient assessment, treatment planning,
complex inpatient care and major surgical treatments for adults all delivered by
teams with distinguished expertise and subspecialty training for complex and rare
cancers. The program focuses on the following 13 cancers:
The process and criteria for selection
The designation is based on criteria established by expert physician panels and
national medical organizations and include:
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