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Cancer

The American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs benefit an array of health care professionals, patients, and facilities through standard-setting, accreditation, and educational activities. Representing leaders in cancer care and aiming to improve cancer patient care, our nationally recognized programs—the Commission on Cancer, the American College of Surgeons Clinical Research Program, the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer, the National Cancer Database, the American Joint Committee on Cancer—all work toward helping your program provide high-quality cancer care.

We strive to develop the best educational resources, offer useful training opportunities, advocate for you and your patients, and stay up to date on the latest cancer care trends and treatments. Learn more about what we have to offer your cancer program and the patients you serve.

Guidelines

Review ACS Guidelines for Triage and Management of Elective Cancer Surgery Cases During the Acute and Recovery Phases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic.

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COVID-19 Registry

The American College of Surgeons has launched the ACS COVID-19 Registry to track all adult patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Participation is free and open to all hospitals.

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Program Update

Read an important update from Cancer Accreditation Programs regarding site visits and new resources.

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Important Update

The leadership and staff of the Commission on Cancer, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer are committed to the health and safety of our participating accredited program staff, health care professionals, physicians, and their patients. 

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2020 Site Visit FAQs

An FAQ document has been developed to assist CoC, NAPBC, and NAPRC program participants with the changes that have been put in place by the American College of Surgeons to postpone accreditation and verification site visits as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Webinars

ACS Cancer Programs have developed a series of webinars addressing multidisciplinary  management of breast, thoracic, and colorectal cancers and the delay of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Resources

The American College of Surgeons is compiling and distributing information on the impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the health care setting. Visit the ACS COVID-19 section for updates.

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Other Organizations

ACS Cancer Programs has compiled a list of cancer patient and advocacy organizations that have created COVID-19 resources.

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