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February 28, 2013
Society of Surgical Oncology to Recognize David P. Winchester, MD, FACS

Dr. David Winchester will receive the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) Distinguished Service Award at their annual meeting scheduled for March 6-9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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CoC News
CoC in the News

The CoC Chair, Daniel P. McKellar, MD, FACS, was quoted in the Sunday, February 2 edition of the State Journal-Registrar of Springfield, IL in an article by Dean Olsen on...

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CoC Presentations and Posters Featured at the Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting

Jennifer Paruch, MD, and Ryan Merkow, MD, both clinical scholars working under a two-year Fellowship at the American College of Surgeons and with the National Cancer Data Base...

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New Weekly e-Newsletter to Premier March 6

Watch your e-mail on March 6 for the inaugural issue of The CoC Brief. This weekly news brief is a digest of current information on cancer care trends, treatments...

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Visit the CoC Exhibit Booth at the ACC Annual Meeting

If you are attending the Association of Cancer Centers 39th Annual National Meeting, in Washington DC, March 6-8, be sure to attend the roundtable presentation facilitated by Asa Carter...

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Spotlight on CoC Programs
CoC Recognizes Long-Standing Programs

Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited cancer programs provide their community with high-quality, multidisciplinary, patient-centered cancer care while...

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Advocacy Update
Advocacy Corner

The Advocacy Subcommittee of the CoC met in January to determine how the CoC will participate actively in legislative or regulatory policy issues. 

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Accreditation Corner
New Link Added to Survey Application Record Menu

In the new SAR Menu, you will find a new link listed with the five chapters of the 2012 standards. The link is called Agenda, Presentations, Accession List and Other.

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Deficiency Resolution Documentation

Programs resolving deficiencies using the 2012 standards now have an updated deficiency resolution document to use as a resource. The 2013 Deficiency Resolution Documentation...

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Time to Check the Status of Your NCDB Data Submission

All files submitted to NCDB in January have been processed, along with corrections submitted by mid-February. All programs should check now to be certain that all required cases...

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National Cancer Data Base News
Application Deadline for the Participant User File (PUF) is March 29, 2013

The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) is excited to extend the 2013 Request for Applications for the Participant User File (PUF) to investigators associated with CoC-accredited programs.

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GenEDITS Plus Update Available

CoC programs submitting to the NCDB or Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) after upgrade to North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) layout 13.0...

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Recent Publications and Presentations

The following article was published using data from the National Cancer Data Base. Mallin, K, Palis, B, Watroba, N, Stewart, A, Walczak, D, Singer, J, Barron, J...

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Resources for Cancer Liaison Physicians
The New and Improved Cancer Liaison Physician Information Board

The Cancer Liaison Physician (CLP) website has been updated. The homepage features easy navigational links to the resources that support the main aspects of your CLP role...

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Process for Appointing or Reappointing Your Cancer Liaison Physician

The process to reappoint or appoint a new cancer liaison physician (CLP) has been simplified.

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Educational Programs and Resources
New Videos on CoC Standards Now Available

The CoC has launched a new series of 29 free videos, created to assist you in understanding and interpreting the CoC Standards. This series includes an introduction video...

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Survey Savvy 2013 - SAVE THE DATE

The next Survey Savvy will be June 27-28, 2013 in Chicago. There will be an optional Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) Workshop on June 26, held at College Headquarters.

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Partner News
NAPBC News

Registration opens March 4! Join us for the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) full-day workshop, Pursuing Excellence through Accreditation...

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NCRA News

The National Cancer Registrars Association’s (NCRA's) Council on Certification initiated a Job Analysis study of cancer registry professionals in 2012. The results yielded...

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Monthly Spotlight: LIVESTRONG Foundation

As was mentioned in the January edition of The CoC Source, the LIVESTRONG Foundation is a strong partner working together with the CoC on a variety of initiatives to support cancer patients...

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News from the Oncology Community
FULL ONCOLOGY TRACK OFFERED AT 3-IN-1 CONFERENCE

The American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA) announced details of its service line conference, scheduled for April 10-12, 2013, at Bally’s Las Vegas.

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Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment

The 2008 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs, concluded that in many cases, the social and emotional needs of...

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News from the National Colorectal Cancer Round Table

The NCCRT will kick-off March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in New York City.  Inspired by over one million colorectal cancer survivors in the United States....

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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 meetings...

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In This Issue
 
Society of Surgical Oncology to Recognize David P. Winchester, MD, FACS
CoC in the News
CoC Presentations and Posters Featured at the Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting
New Weekly e-Newsletter to Premier March 6
Visit the CoC Exhibit Booth at the ACC Annual Meeting
CoC Recognizes Long-Standing Programs
Advocacy Corner
New Link Added to Survey Application Record Menu
Deficiency Resolution Documentation
Time to Check the Status of Your NCDB Data Submission
Application Deadline for the Participant User File (PUF) is March 29, 2013
GenEDITS Plus Update Available
Recent Publications and Presentations
The New and Improved Cancer Liaison Physician Information Board
Process for Appointing or Reappointing Your Cancer Liaison Physician
New Videos on CoC Standards Now Available
Survey Savvy 2013 - SAVE THE DATE
NAPBC News
NCRA News
Monthly Spotlight: LIVESTRONG Foundation
FULL ONCOLOGY TRACK OFFERED AT 3-IN-1 CONFERENCE
Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment
News from the National Colorectal Cancer Round Table
Joint International Oncology Congress
 
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