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Cancer Program News

In every issue, you’ll find the latest news and updates from all ACS Cancer Programs, including the Commission on Cancer (CoC), National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), National Cancer Database (NCDB), American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), ACS Cancer Research Program (ACS CRP), and Cancer Surgery Standards Program (CSSP). Cancer Programs News will feature a regular column from Medical Director Heidi Nelson, MD, FACS, as well as profiles of program volunteers, member organizations, and staff. We also plan to showcase bylined articles authored by our volunteers and members on a wide range of diverse topics, including meeting highlights, tips for managing the accreditation process, best practices and innovations, and the latest research.

Issues

April 28, 2022

April 21, 2022

April 14, 2022

April 7, 2022

March 31, 2022

March 24, 2022

March 17, 2022

March 10, 2022

March 3, 2022

February 24, 2022

February 17, 2022

February 10, 2022

February 3, 2022

January 27, 2022

January 20, 2022

January 13, 2022

January 6, 2022

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Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons

ACS Cancer Research Program column

Updates and Alerts

2022

Details Now Available on New Smoking Assessment PDSA (3/11/22)

NCDB Introduces Four New Quality Measures (3/4/22)

Marketing Resources for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (2/16/22)

CoC Cancer Liaison Physicians Meeting Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 4:30pm CT (2/15/22)

Public Comment Period for the NAPBC Revised Accreditation Standards is Now Open (2/15/22)

Important Updates from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) (2/7/22)

Important Updates from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) (2/7/22)

NAPBC Standards Revisions Public Comment Period Opens February 15, 2022 (2/4/22)

Important Announcement: Commission on Cancer Working with Epic for Synoptic Operative Reporting (1/25/21)

NCDB Tools Now Available in the Quality Portal (1/24/21)

Sign up Today for the CoC 100th Anniversary Listening Tour (1/12/22)

Guidelines for Implementation Plan for CoC Standards 5.3-5.6 Now Available (1/10/22)

CoC State Chair Contact Information for CLPs (1/10/21)

Seeking CoC Programs Using Synoptic Operative Reports (1/7/22)

2021

Webinar Materials Available: Return to Screening PDSA and Clinical Study Webinar (11/23/21)

New Changes to Commission on Cancer Network Accreditation Standards (11/19/21)

Deadline Extended: Please Complete the 2021 CLP Survey (11/19/21)

Reminder: Please Complete the 2021 CoC CLP Survey by November 19 (11/11/21)

Reminder: Upcoming Return to Screening Webinar: Standards, Compliance, and Documentation (11/5/21)

Register Today for Next Return to Screening PDSA/Clinical Study Webinar (10/29/21)

Join the CoC 100th Anniversary Celebration (10/28/21)

Please Complete the 2019 CoC CLP Survey by November 19 (10/27/21)

Download Lung Cancer Awareness Month Resources (10/26/21)

Phased Approach for Synoptic Operative Reporting (10/25/21)

Patient Screening Resources (10/21/21)

Additional Information: CoC Quality Portal Now Live! (10/20/21)

CoC Announces Updates to Optimal Resources for Cancer Care (2020 Standards) (10/18/21)

REGISTER TODAY for CoC Plenary Session this Wednesday – 2:15 to 4:15 pm Central Time (10/18/21)

NAPBC Survey to Support Breast Care Delivery to Rural and Safety Net Hospitals – PLEASE RESPOND (10/15/21)

Recording Available: Return to Screening PDSA and Clinical Study Webinar (10/13/21)

REGISTER TODAY for the 2021 CoC VIRTUAL Meetings - Tuesday and Wednesday, October 19 and 20 (10/12/21)

Register Today for CoC Meetings (10/4/21)

Optimal Resources for Rectal Cancer Care (2020 Standards) Updates (10/4/21)

Technical Standards Didactic Course at Clinical Congress 2021 (9/23/21)

Download Breast Cancer Awareness Month Resources (9/22/21)

Feedback Requested on Changes to CoC Pediatric Standards (9/20/21; Reminder sent 10/1/21)

Cancer Liaison Physician (CLP) Outstanding Performance Award Announcement (9/16/21)

New Resources for NAPBC-Accredited Breast Centers (9/15/21)

Register Today for the 2021 CoC VIRTUAL Meetings - Tuesday and Wednesday, October 19 and 20 (9/8/21; Reminder sent 9/24/21)

Cancer Quality Improvement Program Reports (CQIP) Quality Measure Data - Final Submissions Due 9/30 (9/1/21)

Promote Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with Free Marketing Resources (8/24/21)

A Suite of New Educational Materials is Now Available for Cancer Liaison Physicians (8/9/21)

Join the 2021 CoC VIRTUAL Meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, October 19 and 20 (8/6/21/; Reminder sent 8/13/21)

CoC Taskforce Opportunity (8/2/21; Reminder sent 8/11/21)

CSSP Webinar on 2022 CoC Site Review Preparation (7/26/21)

CoC Operative Standards Letter to Surgeons (7/8/21)

SAVE-THE-DATE - Join the 2021 CoC VIRTUAL Meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, October 19 and 20 (7/6/21)

Return to Screening PDSA and Clinical Study: Updates and Next Steps (6/21/21)

Register Today for 2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL (6/17/21)

Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award—Submit nominations by August 15, 2021 (6/14/21; Reminder sent 7/20/21)

Deadline extended: CoC 100-Year Anniversary, Value of CoC-accreditation Survey - Due June 14 (5/25/21)

Join Us on Wednesday, May 5 -Webinar for Important Updates on the Return to Screening Clinical Study (5/3/21, revised 5/4/21)

2021 Call for Data (5/3/21)

A Resource on How to Use the National Cancer Database Tools (4/30/21)

Announcing New Feature in Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) for CoC-accredited Networks (4/29/21)

Commission on Cancer 100-Year Anniversary: Value of CoC-accreditation Survey - Deadline May 17 (4/22/21; Reminder sent 5/10/21)

May is Melanoma Awareness Month (4/19/21)

Survey for Surgeons at CoC Programs on the CoC Operative Standards (4/15/21)

The Commission on Cancer kindly requests your participation in a short survey (4/8/21)

Synoptic Operative Report Weekly Updates: ACS Synoptic Operative Report API Focus Group—survey (4/6/21)

Release of 2020 Annual Cancer Quality Improvement Program (CQIP) Report (3/29/21)

CoC Cancer Liaison Physicians Meeting Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (2/10/21; Reminders sent 3/26/21, 4/12/21)

Clarification: Major Change in Registry Follow-up—Dx years prior to 2004 no longer required (3/25/21)

ACS CRP Surgical Investigators Meeting at SSO 2021 (3/15/21)

Response requested - CoC Cancer Liaison Physicians Meeting Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (3/15/21; Reminder sent 4/1/21)

Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) Quality Measures and Alerts; CQIP Release Update (3/9/21)

Two very important upcoming events for Cancer Liaison Physicians in April (3/8/21; Reminder sent 4/1/21)

Promote Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with Free Marketing Resources from ACS Cancer Programs (3/5/21)

New Resources for NAPBC Centers (2/24/21)

Options for Synoptic Operative Reporting for Commission on Cancer (CoC) Standards 5.3-5.6 (2/19/21)

Just Added: Recommendations for Cancer Patients and the COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar (2/17/21)

An updated version of Optimal Resources for Cancer Care (2020 Standards) is now available (2/9/21)

2018 Data Now Available in NCDB Reporting Tools  (2/5/21)

Deadline Extended for Cancer Programs News Survey (2/2/21)

Please Complete this NAPRC Survey by February 8 (1/20/21)

Download World Cancer Day Marketing Resources (1/18/21)

An Update from Timothy Mullett, MD, MBA, FACS Chair, Commission on Cancer (1/8/21)

Promote World Cancer Day with Free Marketing Resources from ACS Cancer Programs (1/6/21)

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