American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes


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.

Register Today

Registration is open for the ACS Accreditation Programs: New Content for a New Decade. Join us April 22–24, 2020, to learn about the new CoC standards, NCDB workshop, and NAPBC best practices and common deficiencies.

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2020 Call for Data

The NCDB 2020 Call for Data submission window is now open (open window dates January 1–May 31, 2020). 2020 submission specifications include all analytic cases diagnosed on or after 2004 or the program’s reference date from 2018 plus any cases added or changed since the Call for Data 2019. 

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Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are now being accepted for the Commission on Cancer (Coc) 2020 Cancer Research Paper Competition.

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CAnswer Forum Live

CAnswer Forum Live is a live 60-minute webinar that that is open to staff at current and prospective CoC, NAPBC, and NAPRC programs. The webinar includes important information from the Cancer Programs and provides answers to the questions that you submit.

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New Brochure

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

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