Tag Archive for ‘cancer 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 […]

Financial toxicity: A growing burden for cancer patients

Financial toxicity: A growing burden for cancer patients

Defines financial toxicity, identifies patients most at risk, and outlines ongoing clinical trials investigating this issue.

Dateline DC

Dateline: DC—July 2018

This month’s column looks at the ACS’ and the Commission on Cancer’s cancer-related advocacy priorities, including pediatric cancer research, colorectal cancer screening, and quality of life improvement.

2012 state legislative wrap-up

This article provides an overview of important state health care issues—including medical liability reform, quality and patient safety, workforce issues, cancer care, and others—that ACS State Affairs staff monitored in 2012.


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