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100 Years of Quality: ACS COT and CoC Celebrate Centennial Anniversaries 

The ACS COT and the ACS COC, two of the longest standing quality programs of the College, are celebrating 100 years of improving patient care.

Executive Director’s Update: Leading Quality Improvement in Trauma and Cancer for 100 Years

Dr. Turner highlights the notable achievements of both the CoC and the COT as the ACS’ two longest-standing quality programs celebrate 100 years of improving surgical care.

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.


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