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Cancer Surgery Standards Program

Cancer Surgery Standards Program

Synoptic Operative Report Weekly Updates: New Guidelines Document and Webinar Reminder

The Cancer Surgery Standards Program has developed new guidelines documents for registrars to identify cases for Standards 5.7 and 5.8. To learn more, attend an upcoming webinar.

CoC Standards 5.7 and 5.8 Case Identification Guideline Documents for Registrars

The CSSP has developed guideline documents designed to help registrars at CoC-accredited programs identify and/or audit cases to track compliance with the CoC Standards 5.7 (Total Mesorectal Excision) and 5.8 (Pulmonary Resection). These documents are now available on the CSSP Resources and CoC 2020 Operative Standards web pages.

Webinar Reminder: Best Practices for Compliance with CoC Standards 5.7 and 5.8

Surgeons and pathologists in CoC-accredited facilities are now required to adhere to and document compliance with Standards 5.7 (Total Mesorectal Excision) and 5.8 (Pulmonary Resection) described in the 2020 CoC standards for accreditation, Optimal Resources for Cancer Care. The CSSP is hosting an educational webinar to review best practices to achieve compliance with Standards 5.7 and 5.8. All staff at CoC programs, including administrators, pathologists, registrars, and surgeons, as well as Cancer Liaison Physicians and State Chairs, are welcome to attend.

Best Practices for Compliance with Standards 5.7/5.8

Thursday, June 3, 2021 | 8:00 am CT

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Moderator: Matthew H.G. Katz, MD, FACS


  • Mariana Berho, MD
  • Rashna Madan MBBS
  • Craig Messick, MD, FACS
  • Timothy Vreeland, MD, FACS
  • Lexy Adams, MD, MPH

Now Closed: CSSP Survey for Surgeons at CoC Programs on the CoC Operative Standards

Thank you to everyone who participated in the CSSP Survey on the CoC Operative Standards and to those of you who helped disseminate the survey to the surgeons at your institutions! We received more than 370 responses, which will serve to identify opportunities for resources to support the surgical community in implementing the CoC Operative Standards. We appreciate your support and will provide additional updates to share our findings in the coming weeks.