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2020 CoC operative standards: Where are we now?

An increasing body of evidence demonstrates that adherence to specific operative techniques during cancer surgery directly improves key patient outcomes, including survival and quality of life. The 2020 Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation standards, Optimal Resources for Cancer Care, includes six new operative standards. Standards 5.3 through 5.8 were developed from review of the critical […]

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 […]


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