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Cancer Program News

In every issue, you’ll find the latest news and updates from all ACS Cancer Programs, including the Commission on Cancer (CoC), National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), National Cancer Database (NCDB), American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), ACS Cancer Research Program (ACS CRP), and Cancer Surgery Standards Program (CSSP). Cancer Programs News will feature a regular column from Medical Director Heidi Nelson, MD, FACS, as well as profiles of program volunteers, member organizations, and staff. We also plan to showcase bylined articles authored by our volunteers and members on a wide range of diverse topics, including meeting highlights, tips for managing the accreditation process, best practices and innovations, and the latest research.

Issues

September 23, 2021

September 16, 2021

September 9, 2021

September 2, 2021

August 26, 2021

August 19, 2021

August 12, 2021

August 5, 2021

July 29, 2021

July 22, 2021

July 15, 2021

July 8, 2021

July 1, 2021

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Updates and Alerts

2021

Technical Standards Didactic Course at Clinical Congress 2021 (9/23/21)

Download Breast Cancer Awareness Month Resources (9/22/21)

Feedback Requested on Changes to CoC Pediatric Standards (9/20/21)

Cancer Liaison Physician (CLP) Outstanding Performance Award Announcement (9/16/21)

New Resources for NAPBC-Accredited Breast Centers (9/15/21)

Register Today for the 2021 CoC VIRTUAL Meetings - Tuesday and Wednesday, October 19 and 20 (9/8/21; Reminder sent 9/24/21)

Cancer Quality Improvement Program Reports (CQIP) Quality Measure Data - Final Submissions Due 9/30 (9/1/21)

Promote Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with Free Marketing Resources (8/24/21)

A Suite of New Educational Materials is Now Available for Cancer Liaison Physicians (8/9/21)

Join the 2021 CoC VIRTUAL Meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, October 19 and 20 (8/6/21/; Reminder sent 8/13/21)

CoC Taskforce Opportunity (8/2/21; Reminder sent 8/11/21)

CSSP Webinar on 2022 CoC Site Review Preparation (7/26/21)

CoC Operative Standards Letter to Surgeons (7/8/21)

SAVE-THE-DATE - Join the 2021 CoC VIRTUAL Meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, October 19 and 20 (7/6/21)

Return to Screening PDSA and Clinical Study: Updates and Next Steps (6/21/21)

Register Today for 2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL (6/17/21)

Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award—Submit nominations by August 15, 2021 (6/14/21; Reminder sent 7/20/21)

Deadline extended: CoC 100-Year Anniversary, Value of CoC-accreditation Survey - Due June 14 (5/25/21)

Join Us on Wednesday, May 5 -Webinar for Important Updates on the Return to Screening Clinical Study (5/3/21, revised 5/4/21)

2021 Call for Data (5/3/21)

A Resource on How to Use the National Cancer Database Tools (4/30/21)

Announcing New Feature in Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) for CoC-accredited Networks (4/29/21)

Commission on Cancer 100-Year Anniversary: Value of CoC-accreditation Survey - Deadline May 17 (4/22/21; Reminder sent 5/10/21)

May is Melanoma Awareness Month (4/19/21)

Survey for Surgeons at CoC Programs on the CoC Operative Standards (4/15/21)

The Commission on Cancer kindly requests your participation in a short survey (4/8/21)

Synoptic Operative Report Weekly Updates: ACS Synoptic Operative Report API Focus Group—survey (4/6/21)

Release of 2020 Annual Cancer Quality Improvement Program (CQIP) Report (3/29/21)

CoC Cancer Liaison Physicians Meeting Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (2/10/21; Reminders sent 3/26/21, 4/12/21)

Clarification: Major Change in Registry Follow-up—Dx years prior to 2004 no longer required (3/25/21)

ACS CRP Surgical Investigators Meeting at SSO 2021 (3/15/21)

Response requested - CoC Cancer Liaison Physicians Meeting Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (3/15/21; Reminder sent 4/1/21)

Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) Quality Measures and Alerts; CQIP Release Update (3/9/21)

Two very important upcoming events for Cancer Liaison Physicians in April (3/8/21; Reminder sent 4/1/21)

Promote Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with Free Marketing Resources from ACS Cancer Programs (3/5/21)

New Resources for NAPBC Centers (2/24/21)

Options for Synoptic Operative Reporting for Commission on Cancer (CoC) Standards 5.3-5.6 (2/19/21)

Just Added: Recommendations for Cancer Patients and the COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar (2/17/21)

An updated version of Optimal Resources for Cancer Care (2020 Standards) is now available (2/9/21)

2018 Data Now Available in NCDB Reporting Tools  (2/5/21)

Deadline Extended for Cancer Programs News Survey (2/2/21)

Please Complete this NAPRC Survey by February 8 (1/20/21)

An Update from Timothy Mullett, MD, MBA, FACS Chair, Commission on Cancer (1/8/21)

Promote World Cancer Day with Free Marketing Resources from ACS Cancer Programs (1/6/21)

2020

Update on NAPBC Survivorship Care Plan Requirement (12/17/20)

Program Update for National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) Accredited Centers (12/11/20)

Deadline extended: NAPBC Feedback Requested on Quality Measure Development (12/8/20)

What Registrars, Pathologists and Surgeons Need to Know about the CoC Operative Standards (12/3/20)

National Cancer Database registrar survey (11/23/20)

CoC Cancer Liaison Program Mentorship Program (11/23/20; Reminder sent 12/04/20)

NAPBC Feedback Requested on Quality Measure Development (11/20/20; Reminder sent 12/4/20)

CoC Cancer Liaison Physicians Meeting October 22, 2020 Recording Now Available (11/5/20)

NAPRC webinar Practical Tips, Pearls, and Advice from the Trenches at 6pm CT on November 17 (11/3/20)

A231901CD ShaDES Study Now Seeking Sites (10/30/20)

AJCC Version 9 Cervix Uteri Cancer Staging System now available on Amazon Kindle (10 /28/20)

Important Communication for Programs Preparing for their Re-Scheduled 2020 Site Visit (10/28/20)

Interim Pre-Review Questionnaire Available for 2022 Site Review (10/27/20)

Your Participation is Requested in the GW Cancer Center CoC COVID-19 Survey (10/20/20)

Join the Next Cancer Informatics Journal Club Meeting October 19, 2020 (10/19/20)

Your Participation is Requested in the GW Cancer Center/CoC COVID-19 Survey (10/13/20; Reminder sent 10/20/20)

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers Best Practices Webinar Series: Quality in Action (10/13/20)

Your Participation is Requested in the GW Cancer Center CoC COVID-19 Survey (10/9/20)

New CoC Operative Standards Survey (10/08/20, Reminder sent 10/14/20)

Rapid Cancer Reporting System Overview (Email 2 of 2) (10/5/20)

Rapid Cancer Reporting System Overview (Email 1 of 2) (10/2/20)

Adding Value to Your NAPBC Accreditation (9/29/20)

Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) will go live Monday, September 28, 2020 (9/24/20)

AJCC to Release Version 9 Cervix Uteri Cancer Staging System on Amazon Kindle (9/24/20)

Commission on Cancer-accredited Cancer Program Requirements for 2021 (9/16/20)

Don’t miss these ACS Cancer Program Sessions at Clinical Congress 2020 (9/15/20, Reminder sent 9/21/20)

December 2020 ACS Cancer Programs Conference Quality Cancer Care in Motion canceled due to COVID-19 (9/15/20)

The Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) Launch Date (9/10/20)

National Cancer Database Participant User File 2004-2017 Data Now Available (9/2/20)

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) releasing an upgraded NAPBC Quality Portal (9/2/20)

Deadline is Today: ACS Cancer Research Program Mediastinal Lymph Node Station Survey (8/31/20)

REMINDER: CoC Plenary Session Taking Place October 30 - Register Today (8/27/20)

Access ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL QI Sessions (8/25/20)

Join the Cancer Liaison Physician Orientation Webinar on September 17, 2020 (8/20/20)

Change to the Save-the-Date for the 2020 Commission on Cancer (CoC) VIRTUAL Meetings (8/18/20)

Deadline Extended: ACS Cancer Research Program Mediastinal Lymph Node Station Survey (8/17/20)

Updates and a Quick Survey on Synoptic Operative Reports for CoC Standards (8/14/20, Reminder sent 8/19/20)

Register Today for August 26 NAPRC Webinar (8/14/20)

National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer retiring from CoC Datalinks August 31, 2020 (8/11/20)

Important Update about September 23 Virtual Site Visit Webinar (8/7/20)

Important Update for Cancer Accreditation Programs (8/7/20)

Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) pilot testing will begin on August 3, 2020 (8/6/20)

ACS 2020 Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL Rescheduled for August 21-24, 2020 (8/5/20)

ACS Cancer Research Program Mediastinal Lymph Node Station Survey (8/3/20, Reminder sent 8/10/20)

AJCC API Version 9 Effective January 2021 (7/27/20)

AJCC Moving from Editions to Versions in 2021 (7/23/20)

Register Today for This Week’s 2020 ACS Quality & Safety Conference VIRTUAL (7/22/20) 

American College of Surgeons  Launches Cancer Surgery Standards Program (CSSP) (7/21/20)

ACS Quality & Safety Conference Cancer Sessions to Focus on COVID-19 & Roles of Humans & Machines (7/20/22)

ACS Quality and Safety Conference Sessions to Focus on Synoptic Operative Reports (7/16/20)

2020 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL Cancer Sessions to Focus on Quality (7/14/20)

Cancer Surgery Standards Program (CSSP) Launch Webcast (7/13/20)

New Cancer Session Added to 2020 Virtual Quality & Safety Conference (7/10/20)

An Update from AJCC and SEER Regarding Histology Codes and Terms (7/6/20)

NAPRC Releases Upgraded Portal (6/24/20)

NAPRC Releases New Standards Manual, Upgraded Portal (6/24/20)

Cancer Sessions at the 2020 Virtual Quality & Safety Conference (7/1/20)

CoC Quality Improvement Projects (6/23/20)

Deadline for CoC Annual Cancer Research Paper Competition Extended to July 15, 2020 (6/22/20)

CoC Cancer Liaison Program Tools and Resources Update (6/19/20)

2020 NAPBC Value of Accreditation Survey Results (6/10/20)

Updates Planned for NAPRC Standards Manual and Portal (6/9/20)

AJCC Seeks Volunteers to Participate in Focus Groups (6/4/20)

ACS Cancer Programs Webinar Series: Meeting the 2020 Standards for Optimal Cancer Care (6/3/20)

Cancer Quality Improvement Program (CQIP 2019) Released (6/2/20)

Important Update from the Cancer Accreditation Programs (6/1/2020)

Deadline Extended ACS Cancer Programs Educational Needs Assessment Survey (5/26/20)

CoC Cancer Liaison Program Tools and Resources (5/19/20, Reminder sent 6/2/20)

COVID-19 Pandemic Breast Cancer Consortium Develops Considerations for Re-entry (5/15/20)

Reminder: Please Complete the CLP Survey by Friday, May 15, 2020 (5/13/20)

Cancer Programs Educational Needs Assessment (5/12/20, Reminder sent 5/19/20)

Update on Implementation of CoC Operative Standards (5/11/20)

NCDB Releases Completeness and Default Overuse Report.(5/4/20)

American College of Surgeons - Member Password Access Changes Effective 5/1/2020 9:00 am CT (5/1/20)

NAPBC Offers Patient Template Letter Regarding COVID-19 Treatment Delays (4/28/20)

CROWN Study: COVID-19-Related Oncologist's Concerns about Treatment Delays (4/24/20, Reminder sent 5/8/20)

2017 Data Now Available in NCDB Reporting Tools (4/23/20)

New ACS Cancer Programs Guidelines for Surgery During COVID-19 Acute and Recovery Phases (4/23/20)

Expected Changes for the New Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) (4/22/20)

NCDB Call for Data Deadline Extended (4/21/20)

COVID-19 WEBINAR: Cancer Management Challenges—Using Virtual Tumor Boards (4/21/20; Reminder sent 4/22/20)

Introducing NCDB's New Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) (4/17/20)

COVID-19 WEBINAR: Cancer Care Delays: What They Mean to You and Your Patients - Town Hall (4/13/20; Reminders sent 4/14/20 and 4/15/20)

On behalf of Christina Lucara of ASBrS: "COVID-19 Pandemic Breast Cancer Consortium" Webinar (4/9/20) (Reminders sent 4/10/20 and 4/13/20)

Recommendations for Prioritization, Treatment & Triage of Breast Cancer Patients During COVID-19 (4/8/20)

COVID-19 Webinar—Cancer Care Delays What They Mean to You and Your Patients (4/7/20; Reminder sent 4/8/20)

Important Update for Cancer Accreditation Programs (4/7/20)

Release of CP3R and updates required for CQIP release (4/6/20)

Deadline Extended: Cancer Liaison Program Resource Development (4/2/20)

ACS Cancer Programs FAQ Addresses Site Visit Postponements (3/31/20)

ACS Cancer Programs COVID-19 Resources Update (3/30/20)

ACS Cancer Accreditation Programs Conference Rescheduled for December 2–4, 2020 (3/30/20)

ACS Cancer Programs COVID-19 Resources Update (3/27/20)

ACS Clinical Research Program Resource Development for Commission on Cancer (3/26/20)

ACS Cancer Programs COVID-19 Resources Update (3/26/20)

ACS Cancer Programs COVID-19 Resources Update (3/25/20)

American College of Surgeons (ACS) Accreditation and Verification Programs Grant One Year Extensions (3/24/20)

Cancer Liaison Program Resource Development (3/19/20)

Important Information for Our Cancer Accreditation Programs (3/13/20)

Postponed: ACS Cancer Accreditation Programs 2020: New Content for a New Decade (3/12/20)

Commission on Cancer Operative Standards Update (3/10/20)

NCDB Tools Function is Restored (3/6/20)

New Social Media Profiles for Cancer Programs (3/5/20)

Deadline Extended to March 9 Commission on Cancer's (CoC) Quality Measures (3/5/20)

Reminder Please Complete this NAPBC Survey by March 13 (3/2/20)

NAPBC Annual Report (2/27/20)

Commission on Cancer's (CoC) Quality Measures (2/27/20)

API Transition (2/21/20)

Reminder Please Complete this NAPBC Survey by February 28 (2/19/20)

Updating the CLP Role in CoC Datalinks (2/18/20)

Please Complete this NAPBC Survey by February 28 (2/4/20)

API Transition (1/17/20)

Update on Resources for Implementation of the CoC Operative Standards for Accreditation (1/9/20)

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