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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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ACS seeks to fill eight vacancies on Commission on Cancer

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

CoC comments on recent IOM report regarding cancer care in the U.S.

Highlights of the ACS Commission on Cancer’s response to the Institute of Medicine report, Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis are featured in this news brief.

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ACS and CoC join Choosing Wisely Campaign to identify overused procedures

The College and the ACS Commission on Cancer have joined more than 30 leading medical specialty societies in phase III of the Choosing Wisely campaign initiated by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. The campaign is a response to a 2012 report from the Institute of Medicine, Best Care at Lower Cost, which noted that up to 30 percent of health care spending is duplicative or unnecessary.

Commission on Cancer announces 2013–2014 cancer research paper competition for physicians in training

The ACS Commission on Cancer (CoC) is hosting a paper competition for physicians in training to foster the importance of oncologic research in support of its mission. Learn about the eligibility criteria and requirements in this announcement.

RQRS monthly alert to cancer program with cases not yet compliant with CoC quality measures

American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Rapid Quality Reporting System: From quality measurement to quality improvement

Systems like the ACS Commission on Cancer’s Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) not only measure quality, but also assist in immediate quality improvement. These systems, observes the author of this column, are valuable tools for improving cancer care and should be the focus of future research efforts.

Improving cancer care through quality measures: Putting evidence to work with the CoC

To overcome inconsistencies in cancer care, the development, measurement, and reporting of quality measures are essential. This article highlights the efforts of the ACS Commission on Cancer and its collaboration with other societies involved in defining and measuring breast cancer care.

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