In mid-2021, a Datalinks version of the Pre-Review Questionnaire (PRQ) was provided as a resource to accredited cancer programs with upcoming 2022 site visits. As a reminder, information entered into this tool will not be transitioned into the Quality Portal (QPort).
Any program that has entered information into the Datalinks version of the PRQ must either print or save it by February 25. After this date, the link will be retired, and the information will no longer be available for your program to copy into QPort for your next site visit.
For further assistance, submit questions to CoC@facs.org.
As part of our 100th Anniversary celebration, the CoC has developed a series of interviews with current and former CoC leaders. CoC Chair Timothy W. Mullett, MD, MBA, FACS, interviews Alfred M. Cohen, MD, FACS, FASCRS, CoC Chair from 2000 to 2004.
Rush University Cancer Center in Chicago, IL, has been accredited since 1939. Being CoC accredited highlights Rush University Cancer Center's multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases. As cancer care becomes more complex, the accreditation sends a clear message that the program's multifaceted approach delivers the highest-quality patient care.
Throughout the past century, the work of the CoC (and its predecessors, starting with the Committee for the Treatment of Malignant Diseases in 1922) has been featured in the pages of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. The CoC has created a downloadable commemorative booklet that highlights the major Bulletin articles from each decade, along with a foreword from CoC Chair Timothy Mullett, MD, MBA, FACS. You can find the booklet on the CoC 100th Anniversary website.
We invite accredited programs and member organizations to join our celebration by promoting the CoC 100th Anniversary. To help you with those effort, we have developed anniversary-themed marketing materials, including a template newsletter article and press release, posters, and social media graphics (#CoC100). The materials can be downloaded from our website. CoC-accredited programs also can access the materials through QPort, our password-protected portal, by clicking on the Resources section and scrolling to the bottom of the page for marketing resources.
In addition, we welcome your perspectives on the CoC's 100th Anniversary. Let us know what it means to you to be part of a CoC-accredited cancer program, how the accreditation process has benefited your program and your patients, or why CoC membership is important to your organization. Please send your brief (up to 500 words) perspective to firstname.lastname@example.org for possible inclusion in a future issue of Cancer Programs News.