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CoC announces 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award recipients

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted its 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) to a select group of 24 accredited cancer programs throughout the U.S. The OAA designation is presented to exceptional CoC-accredited programs that have met the criteria for all seven commendation-eligible CoC standards, and have achieved compliance […]

CoC Outstanding Achievement Award

CoC grants Outstanding Achievement Award to 16 cancer care facilities

The ACS Commission on Cancer has granted its year-end 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of accredited cancer programs throughout the U.S.

Prevention Study Example

Using data to plan cancer prevention and screening activities

Studying behavioral risk factors are key in planning effective cancer prevention and screening programs.

CoC Outstanding Achievement Award

16 cancer care facilities receive CoC Outstanding Achievement Award

The ACS Commission on Cancer has granted its mid-year 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of accredited cancer programs throughout the U.S.

Federal Legislative Priorities

ACS pushes forward on federal legislative priorities

ACS advocacy-related activities for the first half of 2017 are described, and updates on the CoC and Stop the Bleed initiatives are provided.

Lawrence N. Shulman, MD, FACP

CoC Chair Dr. Shulman works to improve quality of cancer care

Lawrence N. Shulman, MD, FACP—the first medical oncologist to Chair the ACS Commission on Cancer—is profiled.

Figure 1. Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) mapping knowledge of lowering chances of colon cancer

Using the NCDB to explore trends in cancer

The inaugural “National Cancer Database (NCDB) cancer bytes” column describes how the database will be used to summarize emerging trends in cancer care.

CoC Outstanding Achievement Award

22 cancer care facilities receive biannual CoC Outstanding Achievement Award

The ACS Commission on Cancer has granted its year-end 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award to 22 accredited cancer programs throughout the U.S.

Commission on Cancer

20 cancer care facilities receive biannual CoC Outstanding Achievement Award

The ACS Commission on Cancer has granted its mid-year 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) to 20 accredited cancer programs throughout the U.S.

ACS joins effort to increase colorectal screening rates to 80 percent by 2018

The goals of the “80% by 2018” campaign to reduce colorectal cancer are highlighted.

ACS seeks to fill eight vacancies on Commission on Cancer

The ACS is seeking eight Fellows to fill vacancies on the Commission on Cancer.

ACS CoC creates awareness of cancer issues at state and federal levels

This article describes the ACS CoC’s role in advocating for quality cancer care and provides an update on key issues including raising the smoking age, coverage parity for oral chemotherapy, and regulating tanning bed use.

27 cancer care facilities receive CoC Outstanding Achievement Award

The ACS Commission on Cancer has granted its second installment of the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Awards.

ACS CoC bestows national achievement award on 21 cancer care facilities

The ACS Commission on Cancer has granted its mid-year 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award to 21 accredited cancer programs throughout the U.S

ACS seeks to fill six vacancies on Commission on Cancer

The American College of Surgeons is seeking six Fellows to fill vacancies on the Commission on Cancer.

Commission on Cancer to hold two educational programs in June

The ACS Commission on Cancer will sponsor two educational programs on June 17—one session will focus on using registry data for clinical decision making, and the other will provide information for developing a cancer program.

75 cancer care facilities receive ACS CoC Outstanding Achievement Award

The ACS Commission on Cancer has granted its 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award to 75 accredited cancer programs based on qualitative and quantitative surveys conducted last year.

Outstanding Achievement Award granted to 74 CoC facilities

The ACS Commission on Cancer has granted the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award to 74 accredited cancer programs throughout the U.S.

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: October 2013

This report details the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and of the ACS as of October 2013.

Executive Director’s annual report

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, ACS Executive Director provides a detailed summary of the College’s activities and notable accomplishments in 2013.

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