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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.

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.

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Commission on Cancer 2020 Operative Standards

The 2020 Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation standards, Optimal Resources for Cancer Care, 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).

Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery volumes 1 and 2
Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery volumes 1 and 2

The 2020 Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation standards, Optimal Resources for Cancer Care, 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).

The OSCS manuals provide concrete recommendations for the technical conduct of surgical operations, based on the best-available evidence. Incorporation of the OSCS recommendations as CoC accreditation standards is a step toward improving oncologic outcomes.

The timeline for implementing Standards 5.3 through 5.8 is detailed on the Timeline and Compliance Information page. Mechanisms for implementing synoptic operative reporting to meet the requirements of these standards can be found on the Implementation Options page.

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