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Commission on Cancer: One hundred years, past and future

Describes the origin of cancer care coordination beginning with the Committee on the Treatment of Malignant Diseases and identifies new opportunities and challenges for the next 100 years.

The Commission on Cancer: A 10-decade perspective

HIGHLIGHTS Identifies significant accomplishments of the CoC, including the evolution of cancer clinics and the development of patient data registries Describes key collaborative efforts between the CoC and the College of American Pathologists, American College of Radiology, American Cancer Society, and other partner organizations Summarizes the growth of CoC programs, including the launch of the […]

The value of the Commission on Cancer

Outlines the mission of the Commission on Cancer (CoC) and the benefits of CoC-accreditation, including cancer program structure and external assessment and describes the evolution of patient services within the accreditation standards, specifically cancer survivorship programs.

Cancer: The silent pandemic

Source: Roser M, Ortiz-Ospina E, Ritchie H (2013). Life expectancy. Available online at ourworldindata.org

CoC accreditation adds value to cancer programs

Summarizes the results of a survey of Commission on Cancer-accredited cancer centers and describes how the accreditation process can facilitate resource allocation.

The transition from the Committee on Cancer to the Commission on Cancer (1960–1965)

HIGHLIGHTS Describes the primary functions of the Committee on Cancer in the 1960s Highlights the Committee on Cancer’s efforts to develop a multidisciplinary approach to membership, especially regarding the accreditation process Summarizes the Committee on Cancer’s role in developing educational programming for the ACS Clinical Congress and state chapter meetings Describes the evolution of the […]

The journey from end results to the National Cancer Database

Chronicles the evolution of cancer records and registries and summarizes the milestones leading from local cancer reporting to the formation of the National Cancer Database.

Cancer registrars: Essential contributors to the cancer care team

Explains how computerization and coding standards led to a transformation of the registrar’s role.

Cancer Surgery Standards Program

Announcing the new Cancer Surgery Standards Program

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Cancer Programs is proud to announce the launch of the Cancer Surgery Standards Program (CSSP). Led by Chair Matthew H.G. Katz, MD, FACS, and Vice-Chair Kelly K. Hunt, MD, FACS, the CSSP seeks to improve the quality of surgical care provided to persons with cancer through the development of […]

Dr. Nelson

Heidi Nelson, MD, FACS, named Medical Director of ACS Cancer Programs

Heidi Nelson, MD, FACS, a colorectal surgeon from Rochester, MN, will be joining the ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care as Medical Director of Cancer Programs.

ACS News

NCDB-sourced study focuses on post-treatment surveillance for colorectal cancer patients

A collaborative ACS Cancer Programs study showed no significant association between frequency of surveillance testing and the time to detection of recurrence for colorectal cancer patients.

Lynn Erdman, RN, MN, OCNS, FAAN, hired as Administrative Director, ACS Cancer Programs

The new Administrative Director of ACS Cancer Programs, Lynn Erdman, RN, MN, FAAN, OCNS, joined the College on September 23.


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