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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) as well as an educational summit in Chicago in November 2019. We gathered questions from participants on the 2020 standards and answered them in 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. The FAQs have been supplemented as more questions are received. 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 July 2021)

Chapter 5

Operative Standards (Updated April 2021)

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8 (Updated August 2020)

Chapter 9