National Manager, Business Markets
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) was founded in 1988 by Richard J Stephenson, following the death of his mother, Mary Brown Stephenson, from cancer.
After his mother’s diagnosis, Richard and his family searched for the most advanced and effective cancer treatments available. They were disappointed to discover that world-renowned cancer hospitals were not focused on providing their mother with the comprehensive care and advanced treatment options she needed. Sadly, Mrs. Stephenson passed away before she could watch her grandchildren grow and mature.
To keep his mother’s spirit alive, Richard vowed to change the face of cancer care. He created a new model of care that changed the way oncologists, surgeons and other clinical professionals treat patients with cancer. This whole-person cancer treatment approach combined with a compassionate, nurturing environment is now known as the Mother Standard® of care and provides a patient-centered approach to cancer treatment.