LAFAYETTE — University Medical Center received a three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, according to a news release from LSU Hospitals.

The accreditation program sets quality-of-care standards and reviews programs to ensure conformity to the standards, according to the release.

According to the release, patients who receive care at a Commission on Cancer accredited cancer program have access to:

• Comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the art services and  equipment.

• A multispecialty, team approach to coordinate the best treatment options.

• Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options.

• Access to cancer-related information, education, and support.

• A cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results and offers lifelong patient follow-up.

• Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care.

• Quality care close to home.