Tag Archive for ‘Commission on Cancer’
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—the first medical oncologist to Chair the ACS Commission on Cancer—is profiled.
The inaugural “National Cancer Database (NCDB) cancer bytes” column describes how the database will be used to summarize emerging trends in cancer care.
The ACS Commission on Cancer has granted its year-end 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award to 22 accredited cancer programs throughout the U.S.
The ACS Commission on Cancer has granted its mid-year 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) to 20 accredited cancer programs throughout the U.S.
The ACS is seeking eight Fellows to fill vacancies on the Commission on Cancer.
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.
The ACS Commission on Cancer has granted its second installment of the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Awards.
The ACS Commission on Cancer has granted its mid-year 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award to 21 accredited cancer programs throughout the U.S
The American College of Surgeons is seeking six Fellows to fill vacancies on the Commission on Cancer.
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.
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.
The ACS Commission on Cancer has granted the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award to 74 accredited cancer programs throughout the U.S.
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.
David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, ACS Executive Director provides a detailed summary of the College’s activities and notable accomplishments in 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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.