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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

History

mary brown stephensonCancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) was founded in 1988 by Richard J Stephenson, in honor of his mother who lost her battle with cancer in 1982. Stephenson embarked on a mission to change the face of cancer care.

Stephenson was challenged to create a better experience for cancer patients, one which empowers them with options and hope. His commitment to the Mother Standard® of care became the organization's guiding principle.

By implementing the Mother Standard® of care, CTCA® cancer doctors care for patients like family. In doing so, our clinicians take a multidisciplinary, individualized approach to cancer treatment.

CTCA in Philadelphia became the third cancer hospital to implement this unique model of care. The 200,025-square-foot facility formally opened its doors on December 19, 2005.

Since opening, our Philadelphia hospital has attracted patients from hundreds of miles away. Today, the Philadelphia facility has established CTCA as a premier center of hope and healing in the Northeast.

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