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.

Standard 3.3 Update

Important Information Regarding CoC Survivorship Care Plan Standard

Effective December 11, 2017, the percentage of delivered survivorship care plans to eligible patients required for Commission on Cancer (CoC) compliance with Standard 3.3 has been lowered to 50 percent for 2018. All CoC-accredited programs will be expected to meet or exceed the delivery of survivorship care plans to 50 percent of eligible patients by the end of 2018.

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Save the Date

The ACS Quality and Safety Conference brings together nurses, surgeons, administrators, and trainees from ACS Quality Programs to discuss the latest in quality initiatives, improve processes around data collection and utilization, and share best practices in the field of surgery.

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