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Just Released – Cancer Program Standards 2012, Version 1.1: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care

Cancer Program Standards 2012 Version 1.1: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care
outlines the standards that focus on patient-centered needs and add focus to the quality of care and outcomes.  Version 1.1 includes additional information developed by the Standards Advisory Group for Excellence (SAGE) that clarifies the requirements for several standards; and revises the standard and intent for standard 1.1 Physician Credentials, addressing physicians who are not board certified or in the process of certification.

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Just Released – Cancer Program Standards 2012, Version 1.1: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care

Cancer Program Standards 2012 Version 1.1: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care outlines the standards that focus on patient-centered needs and add focus to the quality of... Read More

CoC Exhibit Schedule

The CoC is scheduled to exhibit at the following national meetings in October: Read More

Accreditation Program
Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) Criteria in the 2012 Standards

First established in 2004, the OAA recognizes the peak performers among CoC-accredited programs from which the CoC identifies programs for drawing best practice examples. Read More

Historical SAR Reopening

In July, the historical Survey Application Record (SAR) was placed in a read-only status for cancer programs not scheduled for a 2012 survey, in preparation for the new SAR’s arrival. Read More

Cancer Program Standards 2012 –Best Practices Repository-What’s New in September?

This resource is a slide presentation submitted by the American Cancer Society on Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Facts and Figures. This resource supports standard 3.3. Read More

2012 Datalinks Transition Summary

CoC Datalinks is undergoing a major transition this year that will enhance usability and prepare for surveys using the new standards. Here's a brief timeline of events to support... Read More

Grant Opportunity for CoC-accredited programs

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is offering a funding opportunity for the examination of survivorship care planning efficacy and impact.
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NewsCLiPs: News for Cancer Liaison Physicians
Cancer Liaison Physicians: Key Role in Study

The CoC and the National Cancer Institute have collaborated in developing a survey designed to establish our first systematic understanding of the structure and organization of... Read More

Process for Appointing or Reappointing Your Cancer Liaison Physician

The CoC appreciates the feedback we have received regarding the appointment/reappointment process and updating the contact information of the Cancer Liaison Physician (CLP).  Read More

National Cancer Data Base
Watch for NCDB Call for Data Announcement in October

The NCDB Call for Data for 2013 will be distributed by a special NCDB News announcement early in October.  Initial data submissions must be received between January 1 and January 31, 2013. Read More

Educational Activities
Are You Caught Up On The Latest New Standards Education?

Stay up-to-date on the latest CoC standards education and view one of the 13 recently launched webinars on the CoC Online Education Portal. These webinars were created to support... Read More

News from CoC Partners

Significantly expanded and expertly illustrated, the AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas, 2nd Edition, offers more than 600 illustrations created exclusively for this new edition... Read More


The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) in conjunction with the National Consortium of Breast Centers, will host a dynamic two-day conference at... Read More


The National Cancer Registry Association’s (NCRA) new Workbook for the Staging of Cancer provides cancer registrars, physicians, and other health care professionals... Read More

Monthly Spotlight
Monthly Spotlight: American Radium Society

Founded in 1916, the American Radium Society is the oldest society devoted to the study and treatment of cancer. As a multidisciplinary organization, members include... Read More

News of Interest
Enhancing Access to Cancer Clinical Trials: What Will it Take? Policy Webinar Series Presents

The purpose of this webinar is to share the lessons learned from an innovative initiative –The National Cancer Clinical Trials Breakthrough Collaborative (NCCTBC)... Read More

American Society of Breast Surgeons Increases CME Offerings, Member Benefits

The American Society of Breast Surgeons, the primary leadership organization for general surgeons who treat patients with breast disease, has recently expanded and enhanced... Read More

September 28, 2012
Upcoming Programs
Current On-Demand Webinars
NEW! Cancer Programs Standards 2012 Continuum of Care Services: Standard 3.1 Patient Navigation Process

Cancer Clinical Trials

Cancer Program Standards 2012 Chapter 1: Focus on Roles and Responsibilities of the Cancer Committee

Eligibility Requirements: The Cancer Committee's Role in Evaluation and Reporting

2012 and Beyond: The Survey Process

Studies of Quality and Quality Improvements

Quality of Patient Care: New CoC Standards

Important Accreditation Facts: New Program Categories, Accreditation Awards, and the OAA

Cancer Program Standards 2012 Continuum of Care Services: Focus on Survivorship Care Plans

Assuring a High-Quality Registry to Support Patient-Centered Care

Cancer Program Standards 2012 Continuum of Care Services: Focus on Psychosocial Distress Screening, Tools and Resources

Cancer Program Standards 2012: Clinical Services: Focus on Palliative Care Services

Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Testing

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Cancer Protocols: Where Weve Been and Where Were Going

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