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

Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons, recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient centered care. The CoC is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. Through the CoC, your cancer program has access to reporting tools to aid in benchmarking and improving outcomes at your facility as well as educational and training opportunities, development resources, and advocacy.

Competition Winners

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is pleased to share the abstracts and posters from the first, second, and third place winners of the CoC annual Cancer Research Paper Competition.

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The National Cancer Database’s (NCDB) Participant User File (PUF) application process is now open. The NCDB will accept submissions for site-specific files, which include cases diagnosed between 2004 and 2016.

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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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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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