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What Is the NAPRC?

The National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) was developed through a collaboration between The OSTRiCh Consortium (Optimizing the Surgical Treatment of Rectal Cancer) and the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.

The NAPRC’s goal is to ensure patients with rectal cancer receive appropriate care using a multidisciplinary approach. The NAPRC is based on successful international models that emphasize:

Program Structure

Establishing a rectal cancer multidisciplinary team comprised of trained and qualified physicians and coordinators

Patient Care Processes

Researching supported protocols and processes for rectal cancer care

Performance Improvement

Data collection and monitoring to track care processes, treatment, compliance, and patient outcomes

Performance Measures

Verifying adherence to evidence-based procedures, including total mesorectal excision, pathological assessment, and MRI staging and reporting

Cluster Programs

Registration Is Now Open

The 2019 Cluster Programs provides attendees with three consecutive days of one-day programs to educate, engage, and enhance your understanding of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, Commission on Cancer, and National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer. Register now to take advantage of the early bird registration fee.

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Multidisciplinary Team Approach is Key to New Program

The new National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer sets the framework for a multidisciplinary team approach to improve care in the U.S., according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

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First Cancer Center Earns NAPRC Accreditation

John Muir Health’s Rectal Cancer Program was granted a three-year accreditation from the new ACS-administered accreditation program.

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