MIAMI, FL — Enrique Escalon, MD, Director of the Miami Children's Hospital Cancer Center, has been appointed to a three-year term as Cancer Liaison Physician in affiliation with the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Escalon is among a national network of more than 1,600 volunteer Cancer Liaison Physicians who provide leadership and support to the CoC Approvals Program, and other Commission on Cancer activities at their local facility. He is the Principal Investigator of Miami Children's Hospital in the Children's Oncology Group (C.O.G.), a prestigious national research group and has served the children with cancer in the South Florida community for the last 30 years.
The CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to reducing the morbidity and mortality of cancer through education, setting of standards and monitoring quality of cancer care. Cancer Liaison Physicians are responsible for fostering and communicating CoC initiatives at the facility level and for coordinating community outreach activities in conjunction with the cancer committee.
The Cancer Center at Miami Children’s Hospital is the region’s largest and most comprehensive cancer center for children. The Cancer Center has been providing care for children with blood disorders for more than 25 years.
About Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 390 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.