The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient centered care.
The CoC is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
Through the CoC, your cancer program has access to reporting tools to aid in benchmarking and improving outcomes at your facility as well as educational and training opportunities, development resources, and advocacy.
The New York Chapter is proud to have two state Chair representatives working to advance the goals of the program:
Shubhada Dhage, MD FACS
CoC State Chair
Maria Teresa Castaldi, MD FACS
CoC State Chair
Standards & Resources
An updated version of Optimal Resources for Cancer Care (2020 Standards) is now available. The February 2021 version includes the previously-announced updates to the NCDB submission standards. Also included in the updated manual are revisions to the Operative Standards (Standards 5.3-5.8).
2021 ACS Cancer Programs Conference VIRTUAL: Quality Cancer Care in Motion
The conference will be delivered virtually over two consecutive days and will include a combination of pre-recorded and live presentations, audience response opportunities, and live question and answer sessions. Registrants can choose to participate on the conference dates or access the content online following the conference for an extended period of time. CME and CE hours will be provided.
The Commission on Cancer is now accepting submissions for the annual Cancer Research Paper Competition. This year, papers can be submitted under one of two categories: clinical research or basic science. First, second, and third place winners will be selected from each category. Submission deadline is June 30.