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90 Cancer Care Facilities Receive National Achievement Award

The CoC of the American College of Surgeons has granted its Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of 90 currently accredited and newly accredited cancer programs across the United States.

Established in 2004, the CoC Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) recognizes cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.  The award is granted to facilities that demonstrate a Commendation level of compliance with seven standards that represent six areas of cancer program activity: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical management, research, community outreach, and quality improvement. 

Read the full story under CoC News. 

Monthly Spotlight on Member Organizations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Commission on Cancer regularly collaborates with over 50 member organizations in its mission to provide quality cancer care. This month we introduce the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a leader in nationwide efforts to ease the burden of cancer. Through the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC), CDC works with national cancer control, state, tribal, and local health agencies, and other key groups to develop, implement, and promote effective strategies for preventing and controlling cancer.  DCPC provides funding and technical support for state cancer registries, comprehensive cancer control programs (state and tribal cancer planning and implementation), and breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening programs for low income, uninsured and medically underserved individuals.  DCPC conducts epidemiologic studies and applied research that is communicated to healthcare providers and the public to help them better understand factors that increase cancer risk and opportunities to prevent cancer.

The national cancer prevention and control programs currently funded by CDC include:  The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program; The National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program; The Colorectal Cancer Control Program; and The National Program of Cancer Registries.  In addition, the Division supports a number of mass mediated communication campaigns designed to meet public and health care provider information needs across the cancer continuum.

Event Information:
CDC will host the 2012 Cancer Conference in collaboration with other leaders in the field of Public Health. The conference will be held at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta located at 100 CNN Center Atlanta, GA, 30303. All sessions will take place at the hotel over a period of three days, February 13-16, 2012. The conference will include keynote speakers, invited plenary and topic presentations, abstracts and posters, all geared to address surveillance, prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation, palliation, policy, communications and education, and program planning issues as relates to selected cancers and to comprehensive approaches to cancer prevention and control.

Recent Publications and/or Products:  
A detailed description of the CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, their partnerships, programs, scientists, research and recent publications can be found on their Web site:

For more information on this organization, please contact:
Galen Cole, PhD, MPH, Associate Director for Communication Research and Evaluation, Atlanta, GA
Phone: 679-629-2578
Email: | Web site:

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March 31, 2011
In This Issue
CoC News
90 Cancer Care Facilities Receive National Achievement Award
FIPS Level II Data: Cases Reported to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) by Site and Stage
New CoC Website Coming Soon
ACoS Advocates for Cancer Appropriations
CAnswer Forum In it to Win it! – Read About Our Special April Prize!
Accreditation Program
Best Practice Repository - Promoting Your CoC Accreditation
Improving SAR Resources
NewsCLiPs: News for Cancer Liaison Physicians
Nominate Your Cancer Liaison Physician – Deadline Extended to May 1
Introducing New State Chairs
National Cancer Data Base (NCDB)
Hints for May’s NCDB Data Submission
Educational Activities
Attend May Survey Savvy Workshop at NCRA
Save-the-Date: Survey Savvy – Fall 2011
New ACS Prostate Cancer Guidelines Webinar
Move to the Fast Track: Getting Your Cancer Program Ready for the RQRS Webinar
On-Demand Webinars Now Available
News from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
2011 NAPBC Standards Manual NOW Available!
NAPBC Workshop Schedule - Spring 2011
Understanding NAPBC Components and Standards Webinar
NAPBC to Exhibit at ASBS and ONS
News from CoC Partners
Facts about the Certified Tumor Registrar Credential
American Cancer Society Launches New Blog
A Message from the Chair of the Breast Cancer Symposium Program Committee
Fourth International Symposium on Cancer Metastasis and the Lymphovascular System: Basis for Rational Therapy
George Washington Cancer Institute's Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy (caSNP)
Monthly Spotlight on Member Organizations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Cancer Registrar’s Association
National Society of Genetic Counselors
The National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program and the Applied Research Program
Upcoming Programs
Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 9:00 AM Central, Understanding the NAPBC Components and Standards

Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 1:00 PM Central, Move to the Fast Track: Getting your Cancer Program Ready for the Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS)
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