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Cancer Surgery Standards Program

Cancer Surgery Standards Program

Save the Date: CSSP Tweet Chat on Operative Standards on March 9, 5:30 pm CT

Mark your calendars for the inaugural Cancer Surgery Standards Program (CSSP) Tweet Chat on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 5:30 pm CT! Join a live conversation via Twitter as we discuss the importance of operative standards and the implementation of CoC Standards 5.3–5.8. Additional details will be shared via the ACS Cancer Programs Twitter account (@AmColSurgCancer) and in next week’s Cancer Programs News.

More information about operative standards is available in this update.

Summaries and FAQs for CSSP Webinars on CoC Standards 5.7 and 5.8 Now Available

The CSSP hosted two webinars on CoC Standards 5.7 (Total Mesorectal Excision) and 5.8 (Pulmonary Resection) in December 2020, during which multidisciplinary panels discussed the purpose of the standards, best practices for achieving compliance, and the role of these evidence-based standards in improving outcomes for patients with cancer. A summary document with frequently asked questions from each webinar is now available on the CSSP Resources web page, alongside the recordings and slides. We encourage all staff at CoC programs, including administrators, pathologists, registrars, and surgeons, to watch the recordings and review these documents.