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Best Wishes in 2013!

CoC News
CoC Hospital Locator Update Scheduled for January 2013

The CoC Hospital Locator will be updated in January 2013 with facility resource and service information recently entered into the Eligibility Requirements and select sections of the... Read More

Staff Contacts Needed in CoC Datalinks

The CoC requires all accredited facilities to list key contacts at their facility in the Manage Staff Contacts section of CoC Datalinks. For the purposes of compliance... Read More

Acccreditation Program
Many Accredited Programs Are Using the Survey Application Record: Is Your Program?

The new Survey Application Record (SAR) opened to CoC-accredited cancer programs in early October of this year.  Now that programs have completed the Eligibility Requirements... Read More

Resources to Support the Patient Navigation Standard

With support from Kaiser Permanente and IP3, and with technical assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Community Health Needs Assessment... Read More

NewsCLiPs: News for Cancer Liaison Physicians
Completing the Cancer Liaison Physician Activity Report

Are you looking for the Cancer Liaison Physician Activity Report and can’t find it? The report of your activities as a Cancer Liaison Physician is now embedded into... Read More

Appointing or Reappointing a Cancer Liaison Physician Made Easy with CoC Datalinks

It’s that time of year again!  In December, the Cancer Liaison Program staff will send an email notification to those facilities whose Cancer Liaison Physician’s (CLP's) Read More

National Cancer Data Base
Assess Edits for the 2013 NCDB Call for Data

Cancer registry data from CoC-accredited programs make up the backbone of CoC’s National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), and hospital cancer registrars... Read More

An Update on Assigning Class of Case

Over the last two or three years, a substantial number of hospitals either have purchased physician practices or have begun to hire physicians. The physician or practice... Read More

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

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

SAVE THE DATE for Survey Savvy 2013!

The next Survey Savvy will be June 26-28, 2013 in Chicago, IL. There will be an optional Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) Workshop on June 26, held at College Headquarters. Read More

News from CoC Partners

Do you have a case where none of the CS codes seems right for your scenario?  It is probably a known issue, and one that the CS team is addressing for version 02.05. Read More


Mark your calendar…The NAPBC has scheduled a full-day workshop – Pursuing Excellence through Accreditation, which will take place at... Read More

New American College of Surgeons Patient Education Website

The Surgical Patient Education website has been expanded to include additional cancer resources, procedures, labs, medications and clinical trials... Read More


The National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) is seeking ways to showcase the impact cancer registrars have on public health. A key component of this effort... Read More

American Cancer Society News

Two leading figures in the field of palliative medicine, Diane E. Meier, M.D., F.A.C.P. and Charles von Gunten, MD, PhD, were honored by the American Cancer Society... Read More

Monthly Spotlight
Monthly Spotlight: American College of Physicians

The ACP is the largest medical specialty society in the world, comprising 130,000 internists as members. Founded in 1915 to promote the science and practice of medicine... Read More

ACE Newsletter: November 2012

As we prepare to manage the post-election season and grapple with a new legislative year, oncologists continue to face unprecedented leadership challenges. Read More

News of Interest
NCI Launches Redesigned AccrualNet Website

Finding tools, strategies, and tips that you can use every day to improve your clinical trial recruitment efforts can be time-consuming and seem overwhelming. Read More

Training Nurses and Program Administrators to Implement Cancer Clinical Trials

The National Cancer Institute has funded a training project help organizations implement cancer clinical trials. The training program is designed to develop the knowledge and skill... Read More

Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States

The Central Brain Tumor Registry of the U.S. (CBTRUS) announces the publication by Oxford University Press of its latest report, CBTRUS Statistical Report: Primary Brain... Read More

Joint International Oncology Congress

Building on the success of recent Sentinel Node Oncology Foundation biennial meetings in San Francisco, CA; New York, NY: and previous International Sentinel Node Society... Read More

ACP Launches 16th Edition of MKSAP

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is releasing the 16th edition of its 44-year-old Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP 16) this year. Read More

December 7, 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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