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

Cancer

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 Clinical Research 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.

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is now open for the 2019 ACS Quality and Safety Conference, July 19–22, at the Walter E. Convention Center in Washington, DC. The deadline for submitting abstracts is February 1, 2019.

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New Medical Director

Heidi Nelson, MD, FACS, is named medical director of ACS Cancer Programs. Dr. Nelson, a colorectal surgeon from Rochester, Minn., is known for her research on improving the quality of life for cancer patients.

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Apply for NAPRC

Rectal cancer programs interested in earning accreditation from the new National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer may now apply. The goal of the new rectal cancer accreditation program is to ensure patients receive appropriate care using a multidisciplinary team approach.

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Research News

NCDB-Sourced Lung Cancer Findings Published

More frequent surveillance for lung cancer patients is not associated with improved overall survival, according to new findings published in Annals of Surgery. The study reflects collaborative work of the Alliance/American College of Surgeons Clinical Research Program (ACS CRP) and the Commission on Cancer (CoC).

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