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Cancer Programs Sessions at 2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference Virtual

The 2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL was held July 12–16. If you missed it, the sessions and opportunity to collect continuing education credits are still available. All sessions will remain online and available for viewing through August 16, accessible on the conference website.

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Return to Screening: How to Do the Clinical Study Webinar

Access the Return to Screening: How To Do the Clinical Study webinar and other resources to learn more about the Plan/Do/Study/Act (PDSA) 2021 quality improvement project and clinical study now available for all Commission on Cancer and National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) sites who wish to participate.

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Better Data, Better Quality, Better Outcomes Webinar Series

This series focuses on the new National Cancer Database (NCDB) reporting platform and data collection processes in addition to improvements to data elements and codes in the Standards for Oncology Reporting Entry (STORE) Manual, along with changes to the AJCC cancer staging system.

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ACS Cancer Research Program Educational Series

These webinars will offer important content for physicians and allied health professionals on new developments, best practices, and emerging issues in cancer care.

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NAPRC: Practical Tips, Pearls, and Advice from the Trenches

This webinar provides a short rationale for the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) and then focuses on the practical aspects of getting through the accreditation process from inception to survey of your site

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NAPRC: Practical Tips, Pearls, and Advice from the Trenches PART 2!

This webinar provides a short rationale for the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer, with a focus on the practical aspects of getting through the accreditation process from inception to the survey of your site. Learn the intimate details of the good, the bad, and the ugly of the accreditation process from rectal cancer program directors and coordinators. Additional time for questions and answers has been added to this webinar. Don't forget to claim your continuing education for CTRs and nurses!

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NAPBC Best Practices Webinar Series: Quality in Action

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) Best Practices Webinar Series showcases centers that have improved quality and access to care by enhancing program operations, developing patient-focused innovations, and quality improvement efforts.

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Meeting the 2020 Standards for Optimal Cancer Care

In 2020, the Commission on Cancer (CoC) introduced new accreditation standards, Optimal Resources for Cancer Care (2020 Standards), that have undergone a significant change to focus on the provision of high-quality and measurable care. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Quality Programs focus on the four principles of quality care: set the standards, build the right infrastructure, collect robust data, and verify through a third party. The CoC 2020 Standards take the next step in focusing on quality by defining the optimal resources for cancer care in areas that were not addressed by previous standards, including defining the critical elements essential for surgical success and the rapid capture and reporting of data that can be used to drive quality improvement efforts.

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CAnswer Forum Live

CAnswer Forum LIVE is a 60-minute webinar that is available for live and recorded viewing to staff at current and prospective CoC, NAPBC, and NAPRC programs. In addition to answering the questions that are submitted, this webinar also includes important information from the Cancer Programs regarding upcoming events and clarification and updates on the standards.

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Best Practices in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Inflammatory Breast Cancer Webinar

Beth Overmoyer, MD, FACPInflammatory breast cancer signs and symptoms mimic mastitis. Many physicians do not recognize that mastitis is common in younger, premenopausal women but uncommon in the postmenopausal population. The rarity of inflammatory breast cancer compared with the frequency of mastitis or cellulitis of the breast often results in a delay of a cancer work-up in favor of treating mastitis. This delay may affect the patient’s clinical course thus increasing the possibility of symptomatic spread of breast cancer and associated outcomes.

The webinar reviews the clinical presentation of inflammatory breast cancer, discuss the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for inflammatory breast cancer, and best practices for early diagnosis by primary care physicians, obstetrics/gynecological specialists, and advance practice providers.

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