American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes


The Cancer Surgery Standards Program (CSSP) is a new program dedicated to improving the quality of care for cancer surgery patients by implementing standards for cancer surgery and standardizing the way operative data are documented and communicated. Here, some of the program leaders offer perspectives on the value of this program. 

We Must Do Better

The ACS is raising the bar higher on quality care, with a new program that will identify the best ways to treat cancer patients, based on the best available clinical evidence.

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Bridging the Gap

We're bridging the gap between research and care for cancer patients. Learn more about our new Cancer Surgery Standards Program from ACS Cancer Programs Director Heidi Nelson, MD, FACS.

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Accelerating Innovation

We want to learn more, find new ways to improve, and implement innovations as quickly as we can.

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Better Care for All

As a surgical community, we need to make it easier for surgical teams to meet these standards with every patient they see. 

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