American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes


The American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs benefit an array of health care professionals, patients, and facilities through standard-setting, accreditation, and educational activities. Representing leaders in cancer care and aiming to improve cancer patient care, our nationally recognized programs—the Commission on Cancer, the American College of Surgeons Cancer Research Program, the Cancer Surgery Standards Program, the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer, the National Cancer Database, the American Joint Committee on Cancer—all work toward helping your program provide high-quality cancer care.

We strive to develop the best educational resources, offer useful training opportunities, advocate for you and your patients, and stay up to date on the latest cancer care trends and treatments. Learn more about what we have to offer your cancer program and the patients you serve.

New Dates Released!

The ACS 2020 Quality and Safety Conference is rescheduled for August 21–24, 2020, and sessions will be held each day from 8:00 am CDT to 12:00 pm CDT.

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2020 Standards

The NAPRC is pleased to announce that its new accreditation standards, Optimal Resources for Rectal Cancer Care (2020 Standards), are now available for download.

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The Commission on Cancer's National Cancer Database is launching a significant improvement to our technological infrastructure. We are pleased to announce that the Rapid Cancer Reporting System will be coming online this year.

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Program Update

Read an important update from Cancer Accreditation Programs regarding site visits and new resources.

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2020 Site Visit FAQs

An FAQ document has been developed to assist CoC, NAPBC, and NAPRC program participants with the changes that have been put in place by the American College of Surgeons to postpone accreditation and verification site visits as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Review ACS Guidelines for Triage and Management of Elective Cancer Surgery Cases During the Acute and Recovery Phases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic.

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COVID-19 Registry

The American College of Surgeons has launched the ACS COVID-19 Registry to track all adult patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Participation is free and open to all hospitals.

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Other Organizations

ACS Cancer Programs has compiled a list of cancer patient and advocacy organizations that have created COVID-19 resources.

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Learn about how ACS Cancer Programs are improving outcomes for patients with cancer in our latest brochure.

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