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Cancer Programs

The American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs benefit an array of health care professionals, patients, and facilities through standard-setting, accreditation, and educational activities. Representing leaders in cancer care and aiming to improve cancer patient care, our nationally recognized programs—the Commission on Cancer, the American College of Surgeons Cancer Research Program, the Cancer Surgery Standards Program, the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer, the National Cancer Database, the American Joint Committee on Cancer—all work toward helping your program provide high-quality cancer care.

We strive to develop the best educational resources, offer useful training opportunities, advocate for you and your patients, and stay up to date on the latest cancer care trends and treatments. Learn more about what we have to offer your cancer program and the patients you serve.

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Just ASK Study

Participate in the elective 2022 CoC and NAPBC Just ASK QI Project and Clinical Study to help integrate smoking assessment as a standard of care.

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Cancer Moonshot

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) supports the President’s call for increasing cancer screening across the U.S. and issued the following comments in response to the February 2 release of the President’s Cancer Panel Report, “Closing Gaps in Cancer Screening: Connecting People, Communities, and Systems to Improve Equity and Access.”

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Register Today

Register for the ACS Cancer Accreditation Programs: Continually Advancing Quality Cancer Care conference, May 20–22, 2022. The conference is designed to enhance cancer program operations by examining requirements and compliance strategies for the Optimal Resources for Cancer Care (2020 Standards), the Optimal Resources for Rectal Cancer Care, and more.

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CoC 100th Anniversary

The CoC launched its 100th Anniversary campaign at the 2021 Plenary Session. Join the celebration!

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Paper Competition

The Commission on Cancer is now accepting abstracts for the 2022 Cancer Research Paper Competition. The competition is open to all physicians-in-training. Papers can be submitted under one of the two following categories: basic science or clinical research.

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Operative Standards Toolkit

The CSSP has created the “Operative Standards Toolkit,” a page of resources organized by topic with direct links to all the educational materials available to support the implementation of CoC Standards 5.3 through 5.8.

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Listening Tour

As part of the 100-year anniversary of the CoC, leadership will host 100 conversations with our constituents. This will be a first-come, first-served listening campaign with our accredited programs and member organizations, and it’s just one way for us to share our appreciation for all of you who have made the CoC so impactful over the last 100 years.

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Cancer Programs News

Subscribe to Cancer Programs News to keep up with all the latest information from the American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs. 

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