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

Contact Cancer Programs

Commission on Cancer
633 N Saint Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611-3211
Phone: 312-202-5085 
Fax: 312-202-5009
Staff available during business hours
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:15 pm (Central Time)

General CoC inquiries:

CoC Datalinks inquiries:

Webinar help available through CommPartners:, 800-274-9390

Cancer Programs | Accreditation and Standards | AJCC | Clinical Research Program 

Cancer Programs Staff

David P. Winchester, MD, FACS
Medical Director 

Lynda Watt
Administrative Assistant


Asa Carter
CoC Senior Manager


Susan Rubin
Manager, Accreditation Program Business Development


Lauren Reed
Customer Relations Assistant


Accreditation and Standards

CoC Accreditation Programs: 312-202-5103
Accounts Receivable: 312-202-5000

Standard inquires: Please review or submit question via the CAnswer Forum website.

Accreditation inquiries:

Please list your specific topic in the e-mail subject line, such as: Appeals, Survey Scheduling, Deficiency Resolutions, Accreditation Fees, New Programs, and Reference Years. Please include your facility name and FIN in all emails.

Survey Application Record (SAR) or Program Activity Record (PAR) inquiries:


Allison Knutson

Vicki Chiappetta
Accreditation Technical Specialist

Karen Stachon
Accreditation Technical Specialist

Erin DeKoster
Accreditation Technical Specialist

Carol Woody
Accreditation Administrator

Melissa Howard
Administrative & Customer Service Coordinator


American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) inquiries:

Collaborative Stage inquiries:


Martin Madera

Chantel Ellis
Education and Product Development Administrator

Donna Gress
Technical Specialist

Judith Janes

Laura Meyer 
8th Edition Project Administrator

Ashley Yannello
Electronic Production Administrator

Clinical Research Program


Carla Amato-Martz 

Amanda Francescatti
Project Manager

Cancer Liaison Initiatives

Cancer Liaison Initiatives and Cancer Liaison Physician inquiries:


Nina Miller

Carolyn Jones

Education and Promotions


Elena Siampos

Andrea Scrementi


National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) inquiries:
General inquiries: 312-202-5185


Karen Pollitt
Senior Manager

Ashley Logan
Technical Specialist

Steffanye Hawbaker Mack
Education Administrator

Karen Taubert-Boone
Program Coordinator


National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) inquiries (CP3R, Survival, Benchmarks, Completeness and Default Overuse Report, FORDS coding, NCDB Call for Data):

Cancer Quality Improvement Program (CQIP) inquiries:

Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) inquiries:

Participant Use File (PUF) inquiries:



Ryan McCabe
Senior Manager

Erica McNamara
Associate Manager

Karen Taubert-Boone
Program Coordinator


NCDB Data Standards

Kathleen Thoburn
Manager, Data Standards 


Anna Delev
User Support Specialist 


Peter Ng
ETL Developer


NCDB Research Unit

Greer Gay
Manager, Research Unit 


Kathy Mallin
Senior Statistician


Bryan Palis
Senior Statistician, Project Manager


Ashley Loomis


Elizabeth Wawszczak
Business Analyst

NCDB Information Technology

Kenneth Pristas
Manager, Information Technology


Dmitry Eremin
Senior Developer 


Dennis Harman
Senior Developer


Florin Petrescu
Senior Cancer Data Analyst 


Natalie Goodwin
Software Developer