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HCC Surgeon Appointed to Commission on Cancer

New Britain [March 19 2007] - Rekha Singh, MD, of Unionville, a Hospital of Central Connecticut surgeon, was recently appointed a Cancer Liaison Physician by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
She is among 1,600 physician volunteers nationwide serving as Cancer Liaison Physicians. During her three-year term, Dr. Singh will spearhead Commission on Cancer initiatives within The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s cancer program; collaborate with agencies such as the American Cancer Society; and facilitate quality improvement initiatives at the hospital.
Board-certified in surgery, Dr. Singh earned her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago and completed her residency in general surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She completed a research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Surgery and a surgical critical care fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is a clinical instructor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Department of Surgery.
The Hospital of Central Connecticut is one of more than 1,400 Commission on Cancer approved cancer programs nationwide.
The commission is a consortium of 46 professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients. Commission activities include establishing standards for quality cancer care in healthcare settings and surveying facilities to assess compliance with those standards. The commission is also involved in cancer prevention, research, education and other activities.

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