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CoC Member Organizations

Currently more than 56 organizations are represented on the Commission on Cancer (CoC). These organizations include medical specialty societies, government agencies, patient advocacy and support groups, and others involved in the care of the cancer patient. Each organization appoints one representative to serve on the CoC for a three-year term with eligibility to serve a second term. Meetings with CoC Member Organization representatives are held twice a year, and the CoC Member Organization Steering Committee is charged with developing, implementing, and evaluating strategies to support enhanced collaborations and communications with CoC member organizations.



American Hospital Association (AHA)

Association of Cancer Executives (ACE)

Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)

Community Oncology Alliance (COA)

National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC)

Advocacy/Patient Based


American Cancer Society, Inc. (ACS)

Cancer Support Community (CSC)

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

Allied Health


Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Oncology Nutrition Group (AND)

Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators (AONN+)

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)

Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW)

National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)



Advanced Practitioner Society of Hematology and Oncology (APSHO)

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)

American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES)

American Association of Pathologists' Assistants (AAPA)

American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)

American College of Physicians (ACP)

American College of Radiology (ACR)

American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)

American Medical Association (AMA)

American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA)

American Radium Society (ARS)

American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS)

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

American Urological Association (AUA)

College of American Pathologists (CAP)

Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA)

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

Resident and Associate Society American College of Surgeons (RASACS)

Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)

Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC)

Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)

Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)

Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)

Society of Urologic Oncology 

Young Fellows Association American College of Surgeons (YFAACS)



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Department of Defense Military Health System (DOD)

Department of Veterans Affairs/Veterans Health (VA)

National Cancer Institute Healthcare Delivery Research Program (NCI HDRP)

National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (NCI SEER)



National Cancer Registrars Association, Inc. (NCRA)

North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)



Alliance Cancer Research Program (ALLIANCE)

American Association for Cancer Education (AACE)

American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC)

Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP)