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Cancer Programs

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 Cancer Research Program, the Cancer Surgery Standards 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.

2021 Updates

Dr. Nelson on the ACS Cancer Programs in 2021

Heidi Nelson, MD, FACS, Medical Director, ACS Cancer Programs, and chair, surgery and colorectal surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, discusses ACS Cancer Programs in 2021 and the upcoming Commission on Cancer centenary in the January 12 issue of the ACS Bulletin Brief.

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Accreditation Update

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

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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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Reader Survey

What are your must-read articles in the Cancer Programs News newsletter? What topics do you find the most relevant to your work in the cancer care community? How can we make this newsletter more interesting and engaging? We invite you to take our Cancer Programs News reader survey, so that we can learn more about your preferences for this newsletter. Please complete the survey by January 25, 2021.

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Cancer Programs News

In every issue, you’ll find the latest news and updates from all ACS Cancer Programs, including the CoC, NAPBC, NAPRC, NCDB, AJCC, ACS CRP, and CSSP.

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Learn about how ACS Cancer Programs are improving outcomes for patients with cancer in our latest brochure.

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