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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.

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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.

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2020 Standards and Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

The CoC hosted an introductory webinar on the 2020 Standards and an educational summit in November 2019. We gathered questions from participants on the 2020 standards and answered them in a series of FAQ documents.

Implementation Timelines

With a few exceptions, programs were expected to implement the 2020 Standards beginning January 1, 2020. The 2020 Standards were updated in February 2021.

 

Operative Standards

The 2020 Standards include six new operative standards. Standards 5.3 through 5.8 were developed from standards described in Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery Volumes I & II (OSCS).

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.