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CoC Standards Resources

Cancer Program Standards: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care (2016 Edition)—the most current standards manual.

CAnswer Forum is an interactive, virtual bulletin board for Commission on Cancer (CoC) constituents to ask questions, search topics, and connect with the latest CoC activities. The CAnswer Forum is designed as an open forum for networking and discussion of the Cancer Program Standards, American Joint Committee on Cancer TNM Staging, Collaborative Stage, Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS), National Cancer Database (NCDB), and other relevant topics. Users must complete a one-time registration where they will create a user name and password to access the forum.

Standards Resource Library (SRL) contains tools, templates, examples, and resources designed to help cancer programs meet the CoC Program Standards. The SRL is located on the home page of the CAnswer Forum and can be accessed using your CAnswer Forum user name and password.

Educational Resources

Upcoming Deadlines and Events
CoC Free Programming
How to be a CLP
Complying with Standard 1.10

CoC Newsletters

The CoC Source
The CoC Brief

Reference Manuals

STandards for Oncology Registry Entry (STORE)
Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS)
AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th Edition
Collaborative Staging and Coding Manual