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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS
commission on cancer

Standards and Resources

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 that help cancer patients receive high-quality, coordinated care. Cancer programs can show they have made the efforts necessary to provide supportive services and resources addressing the full continuum of care in their community.

CoC accreditation includes data reporting to and feedback from the CoC's 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 they provide and their commitment to continuous quality improvement. CoC accreditation also provides your cancer program with an infrastructure and data that inform care. It gives your team opportunities for leadership development, team building, and programmatic development.

Achieving accreditation by the CoC means 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
  • Psychosocial support and survivorship care
  • Continuous quality improvements in care

Questions Regarding Optimal Resources for Cancer Care (2020 Standards)

CAnswer Forum is an interactive, virtual bulletin board for constituents to ask questions and search topics and is designed as an open forum for networking and discussion of the accreditation standards, cancer data collection and cancer staging, and other relevant topics. Users must complete a one-time registration where they will create a user name and password to access the forum.