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CoC Accreditation Committee Releases Working Draft of Cancer Program Standards 2012: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care

The working draft of the standards for accreditation, scheduled for implementation in 2012, is posted on the Commission on Cancer (CoC) web page at and the link to the working draft is also available on the Cancer Program Standards Project Wiki page located at

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CoC News
Nominate Your Cancer Liaison Physician – Deadline April 1

Administered by the Committee on Cancer Liaison, the Cancer Liaison Physician (CLP) Awards Program serves to recognize outstanding clinical champions who go above and beyond to make a positive impact... Read More

Facility Information Profile System (FIPS) Update

In January, the Commission on Cancer requested all CoC-accredited cancer programs to update the Facility Information Profile System (FIPS) Level I data fields for 2011.  The deadline is March 1, 2011, however there is still time to log into CoC Datalinks and update.
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CoC to Exhibit at ACCC

The CoC will host an exhibit at the following event:
Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)
March 24 - 26, 2011
Washington Hilton
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In It to Win It! They Won It…Congratulations! Amy Baldwin-Stephens and Leslie Newman

The first CAnswer Forum raffle was held in February.  Each time a question was answered in the CAnswer Forum, the person’s name was entered into a drawing.  For example, if you answered 10 questions... Read More

Accreditation Program
CoC Accreditation Committee Releases Working Draft of Cancer Program Standards 2012: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care

The working draft of the standards for accreditation, scheduled for implementation in 2012, is posted on the Commission on Cancer (CoC) web page at and the link to the working draft is also available... Read More

Accreditation Committee Announces Preliminary List of 2010 OAA Recipients

The preliminary list of 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) recipients is now posted at Read More

2011 Survey Resources Now Available

Online resources have been updated to assist with 2011 survey and SAR preparations.  The resources are available on the ‘Survey-Specific Resources’ page of the CoC Web site at More

NewsCLiPs: News for Cancer Liaison Physicians
Cancer Liaison Program Update

The Cancer Liaison Program has been very active these past few months generating the following resources, and working on the following initiatives... Read More

National Cancer Data Base (NCDB)
NCDB Call for Data: Lessons Learned in January

The January 2011 submissions to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) went quite smoothly, but NCDB’s observations yield some suggestions for registries as they submit in the future.  Read More

NCDB Submission of Cases Diagnosed in 2003 and 2008 Begins March 1

All analytic cancer cases diagnosed in 2003 and in 2008 that were changed by the registrar since July 1, 2009, must be submitted to NCDB by March 31, 2011.  Do not submit cases diagnosed before your current Reference Date.  Read More

New Report Helps Programs Track NCDB Data Submissions

The report, NCDB Submissions Report for 2011, is posted in CoC Datalinks under “National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Data Transmission.” It will show which files were received by NCDB... Read More

Educational Activities
Attend May Survey Savvy Workshop at NCRA

A one-day CoC Survey Savvy Workshop will be held Sunday, May 15, at the National Cancer Registrars Association’s (NCRA) 37th Educational Conference in Orlando/Lake Buena Vista, FL.  Read More

Save-the-Date: Survey Savvy – Fall 2011

Due to popular demand, we have added a fall Survey Savvy Workshop on September 15-16, 2011... Read More

Upcoming CoC Live Webinars

MARCH 2011
Clinical Research in the Community Practice Setting

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Read More

New ACS Prostate Cancer Guidelines

Learn about the new Early Detection Guidelines in our On-Demand Webinar for prostate cancer, presented by Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, Director of Prostate and Colorectal Cancers at the American Cancer Society. Read More

Move to the Fast Track: Getting Your Cancer Program Ready for the RQRS

Enrollment in the voluntary Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) will be opened to all CoC-accredited cancer programs in the spring of 2011.  The CoC is proud to present:
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Understanding NAPBC Components and Standards Webinar

Learn more about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) components and standards, including recent changes to several of the standards... Read More

On-Demand Webinars Now Available

Visit the On-Demand section of the CoC Online Education Portal for any live programming that you may have missed in 2009 or 2010. Read More

News from the American Joint Committee On Cancer (AJCC)
Visit AJCC Exhibits in March

The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) will sponsor exhibits at two important meetings in March.  The AJCC will have a booth at the Society of Surgical Oncology’s 64th Annual Cancer Symposium... Read More

Collaborative Stage Version 02.03.02 Data Conversion Specifications Updated

The Collaborative Stage Version 2 Work Group announces the release of revised specifications for conversions from Collaborative Stage version 02.0x.xx to Collaborative Stage version 02.03.02. Read More

News from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
2011 NAPBC Standards Manual NOW Available!

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) Standards and Accreditation Committee has completed its work on the 2011 NAPBC Standards Manual... Read More

NAPBC Workshop Schedule - Spring 2011

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) workshops seek to raise awareness of the value and importance of NAPBC accreditation to your breast center. Workshops are designed for individual... Read More

NAPBC to Exhibit at NCBC and ASBD

The NAPBC will be hosting an exhibit at the following events: Read More

News from CoC Partners
2011 ACOA Oncology Update Conference Registration Is Now Open

The American College of Oncology Administrators (ACOA), a specialty group of the American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA), announced that registration is now open for the 2011 ACOA Oncology Update.
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Attend Conference on Transition to Life after Cancer Treatment

Register now for “Bridging the Transition to Life after Cancer Treatment Conference," April 29-30, 2011, at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott in Bloomington, MN. Read More


Two archived Webinars, each worth one Continuing Education (CE) credit, are now available. View these one-hour Webinars at your convenience, and get a head start on accruing your needed CE credits. Read More

Spotlight on Member Organizations
Monthly Spotlight: Association of American Cancer Institutes

The AACI represents 94 of the premier academic and free-standing cancer research centers in the United States and is dedicated to promoting their common interests. Read More

February 28, 2011
Upcoming Programs
Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 1:00 PM Central, Prostate Cancer Early Detection 2010: Recommendations from the American Cancer Society
Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 8:00 AM Central, Clinical Research in the Community Practice Setting

Remember to add your feedback to the content posted on the Cancer Program Standards 2011 Wiki page. Click here to access.
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