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 National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, the National Cancer Data Base, 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.

NCDB Research News

Journal of the American College of Surgeons

New National Cancer Data Base study finds that most elderly breast cancer patients who could skip radiation still get it.

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CoC Source

The CoC Source is a monthly newsletter for constituents of the CoC provided by the CoC and the ACoS Cancer Programs office.

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Cancer Events

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The Benefits of Accreditation

Accreditation through the ACS Commission on Cancer means that a center meets a national quality standard, establishes a framework for quality, and improves patient care.