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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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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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Frequently Asked Questions on 2020 Standards

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) hosted an introductory webinar on the Optimal Resources for Cancer Care (2020 Standards) as well as an educational summit in Chicago in November 2019. We gathered questions from participants on the 2020 standards and answered them in a series of Frequency Asked Questions (FAQ) documents organized by chapter, along with questions specific to Standard 4.2 Oncology Nursing Credentials and Standards 5.3-5.8 Operative Standards. The FAQs have been supplemented as more questions are received. The most recent updates were made in September 2021. Additional questions on the 2020 Standards can be submitted directly through the CAnswer Forum.

2020 Commission on Cancer Standards cover
2020 Commission on Cancer Standards cover

Frequently Asked Question Documents


Chapter 1 (Updated September 2021)

Chapter 2 (Updated September 2021)

Chapter 3 (Updated September 2021)

Chapter 4 (Updated September 2021)

Oncology Nursing Credentials (Updated March 2022)

Chapter 5-6: Standards 5.1, 5.2, and 6.1 (Updated September 2021)

Operative Standards (Updated June 2022)

Chapter 7 (Updated September 2021)

Chapter 8 (Updated September 2021)

Chapter 9 (Updated September 2021)