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 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.

Standards Feedback

The Commission on Cancer invites you to provide feedback on our draft revised accreditation standards. Comments will be accepted until June 3, 2019.

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Data Collection Update

Update on Cancer Registry Data Collection for 2020

The Cancer Surveillance Community has been trying to deal with massive changes in data collection and processing of 2018 data. Results of the NAACCR 2018 Central Registry Readiness survey completed in early March, showed more than 50 percent of central registries in the U.S. and Canada are still unable to receive and process 2018 data and only 5 percent of the anticipated number of 2018 cases have been reported to central registries.

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Survivors' Day

Join the ACS Cancer Programs in celebrating Cancer Survivor’s Day on June 2! As an ACS-accredited cancer center, we encourage you to celebrate life and join us in recognizing survivors, supporting cancer patients, and educating the community.

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Register Today

Registration is now open for the 2019 ACS Quality and Safety Conference, July 19–22, at the Walter E. Convention Center in Washington, DC. Make sure to reserve your spot today!


Save the Date

In 2020, the CoC Standards will receive a significant update and the NCDB will migrate to a new data platform. Join us for the CoC Education Summit—2020: A Glimpse into the Future on November 21 for a day on the CoC Standards and stay November 22 for a half-day NCDB workshop to learn about the data submission system and reports.

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