The Optimal Resources for Cancer Care (2020 Standards) was republished in November 2021. Updates reflected in this version go into effect on January 1, 2022. Updates reflected in the previously released February 2021 version went into effect on January 1, 2021.
Download a change log documenting edits made since its original release.
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.
With a few exceptions, programs were expected to implement the 2020 Standards beginning January 1, 2020. The 2020 Standards were updated in February 2021.
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).
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