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In 1979, a group of local citizens met and with the assistance of the community, incorporated and raised the funds to construct our first facility on Umpqua Street. The corporate name is the Community Cancer Foundation. We are a non-profit organization, doing business as the Community Cancer Center (CCC). To keep pace with other cancer centers, we opened our new 44,000 square foot, state of the art, comprehensive cancer facility in June 2009 at 2880 NW Stewart Parkway in Roseburg, Oregon.  Our building houses radiation and medical oncology and ancillary programs to assist all cancer patients through their journey.  These programs include support groups, community outreach, patient navigator, smoking cessation classes, dietitian, and Douglas County Cancer Services, a non-profit with a myriad of services free for all cancer patients.  

The purpose of the Community Cancer Center is to construct, maintain and operate an outpatient facility for the care, treatment, and rehabilitation of persons afflicted with cancer or related diseases.  The Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. Our mission is to assist, encourage, promote and advance the best care, treatments and rehabilitation of persons afflicted with cancer or related medical conditions. Our purpose and mission should be carried out in the most pleasant manner possible, being aware that many of our patients are terminally ill.
 
In order to keep pace with the advancements in technology, the CCC purchased a new multi-million dollar linear accelerator called TrueBeam in 2015.  It is faster, more precise and designed with patient comfort in mind.  More treatment options are available due to the advancements of this new machine tackling even the most challenging cases.  This new purchase allows the CCC to provide the best treatment options available right here in Douglas County.
 
The CCC was one of the first cancer centers in Oregon to be accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in 2002.  

What does this mean for the people of Douglas County?

Accreditation is only awarded to organizations that meet the very high criteria of each nationally recognized accrediting agency. This includes having on-site inspections / reviews by teams of radiation oncologists, medical physicists and surgeons as determined by the accrediting organization. Their reports are then reviewed by a panel of experts who can make a recommendation for accreditation. We are proud to hold full accreditation status and voluntarily goes through re-accreditation every three years.
 


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