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NCDB to accept PUF Applications January 22–February 23 (1/10/18)

2018 Special Study on DCIS Breast Cancer (COMET): Study Opportunity (1/5/18)


2018 NAPBC Standards Manual Available (12/22/17)

AJCC 8th Edition Cancer Staging Form, Histology and Topography Supplements Available Now (12/21/17)

National Cancer Database 2018 Call for Data Now Open (12/21/17)

2018 CoC and NAPBC Accreditation Fees (12/19/17; revised 1/4/17)

Important Information Regarding CoC Survivorship Care Plan Standard (12/14/17)

AJCC Eighth Edition Update to Breast Chapter (11/13/17)

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The latest in cancer news and important information from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Cancer Programs—the Commission on Cancer (CoC), American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), ACS Clinical Research Program (ACS CRP), National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), National Cancer Database (NCDB), Oncology Medical Home (OMH) Accreditation Program, and National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC).

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Program updates and notifications of upcoming educational offerings for CoC State Chairs and Cancer Liaison Physicians (CLPs). Past issues

Retired Newsletters

The CoC Source and Special Source—News service for constituents of the CoC that provided updates on important issues affecting CoC-accredited cancer programs.

NAPBC News—News and updates from the NAPBC.