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

Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation provides real value to accredited programs. Programs can proudly demonstrate to their community—and to providers, payers, and the government—that they have invested in systems to ensure that cancer patients receive high-quality, coordinated care. Cancer programs can show they have made the efforts necessary to ensure that supportive services and resources addressing the full continuum of care are available in their community. 

CoC accreditation includes data reporting to and feedback from the CoC National Cancer Database (NCDB) to assess hospital performance using nationally recognized quality of cancer care measures.  These data systems allow hospitals to compare their quality of care, identify variations, and implement improvements to demonstrate the high quality of care that they provide and their commitment to continuous quality improvement. CoC accreditation also provides your cancer program with an infrastructure and data that informs care. It gives your team opportunities for leadership development, team building, and programmatic development.

Achieving accreditation by the CoC ensures your patients receive:

  • Comprehensive, patient-centered care through a multidisciplinary team-approach
  • Access to information on clinical and new treatment options
  • Ongoing monitoring of care and lifelong patient follow-up
  • Psycho-social support and survivorship care
  • Continuous quality improvements in care