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 (ACoS), 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.

Paper Competition

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is hosting a paper competition for physicians-in-training to foster the importance of oncologic research in support of its mission. National award winners will be selected and presented at the CoC Annual Meeting. The CoC has outlined eligibility, requirements, and judging criteria.

Deadline: June 30, 2015

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Searching for Cancer Centers

Use the Commission on Cancer (CoC) Hospital Locator to find an accredited cancer program near you.

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News: JACS study on PMRT

A new study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons points to the value of a new CoC quality measure that aims to identify patients with breast cancer who should be considered for postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT).

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Cancer Events

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CoC Source

The CoC Source is a monthly newsletter for constituents of the CoC provided by the CoC and the ACoS Cancer Programs office.

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