American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Reminder: Please Complete the CLP Survey by Friday, May 15, 2020

If you haven't done so already, please make sure to complete the Cancer Liaison Physician (CLP) survey by end of day Friday, May 15, 2020. As a reminder, the Commission on Cancer (CoC) is creating new educational materials and resources that we hope will improve your experience and effectiveness as a CLP. The results of this survey will provide us with the information we need to develop these resources and meet your needs.

For your reference, your role is defined as follows in the Optimal Resources for Cancer Care 2020 Standards:

  • Identify, analyze, and present National Cancer Database (NCDB) data pertinent and specific to your cancer program to the cancer committee.
  • Attend the CoC site visit and meet with the site visit reviewer to discuss the cancer program, CLP responsibilities, and the NCDB quality reporting tools.
  • Oversee the Quality Improvement initiative as described in Standard 7.3.
  • Serve as a liaison with the local American Cancer Society staff.

Thank you for serving as the CLP for your institution's CoC-accredited cancer program. Your hard work and dedication to supporting your accredited cancer program and to improving the quality of care for cancer patients is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Melissa Leeb at