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Frequently Asked Questions on 2020 Standards

2020 Commission on Cancer Standards coverThe Commission on Cancer (CoC) hosted an introductory webinar on the Optimal Resources for Cancer Care (2020 Standards) this past fall with CoC Chair Lawrence Shulman, MD, FACP, FASCO, as well as an educational summit in Chicago in November 2019. We gathered questions from participants on the new standards and have organized them into a series of Frequency Asked Questions (FAQ) documents organized by chapter, along with questions specific to Standard 4.2 Oncology Nursing Credentials and Standards 5.3-5.8 Operative Standards. Additional questions on the 2020 Standards can be submitted directly through the CAnswer Forum.

Frequently Asked Question Documents

General Information

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4 (Updated December 2020)

Oncology Nursing Credentials (Updated October 2020)

Chapter 5

Operative Standards

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8 (Updated August 2020)

Chapter 9