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March 28, 2013
CoC Celebrates Cancer Registrars During National Cancer Registrars Week

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) will join the cancer registrar community in observing the 17th annual National Cancer Registrars Week April 8–12. This year’s theme...

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CoC News
The CoC Brief Premiered March 6

The first issue of The CoC Brief debuted on March 6. This weekly news brief, distributed on Wednesdays, is a digest of current information on cancer care trends, treatments...

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CoC to Exhibit at the ONS 38th Annual Congress

If you are attending the Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS) 38th Annual Congress, make sure to visit the CoC exhibit booth (440).  Take this opportunity to meet Carma S. Herring, RN, MSN, OCC...

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Spotlight on CoC Programs
CoC Recognizes Long-Standing Programs

CoC-accredited cancer programs provide their community with high-quality, multidisciplinary, patient-centered care. CoC programs evolve in response to new diagnostic and treatment modalities...

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Advocacy Update
March Madness Leaves Cancer Programs Vulnerable

In early March, the sequester took effect leaving a trail of deep spending cuts such as a 2 percent cut in Medicare physician payments, cuts in graduate medical education funding...

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Accreditation Corner
SAR Incomplete/Complete Statuses

The CoC initially implemented the draft/incomplete/complete status on the standard bars in the new Survey Application Record (SAR) to help programs recognize any incomplete areas...

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2013 Survey Appeals and Resolutions

The CoC continues to work on launching various sections of the new CoC Datalinks throughout the year.  We will continue to announce these enhanced sections or processes...

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Preliminary 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) Recipients Announced

Was your program surveyed in 2012?  Is your program a 2012 OAA recipient? 84 programs have currently been identified as 2012 OAA recipients.

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Request for Action - Psychosocial Services Representative Coordinator Role Designation

We are working with select CoC member organizations to provide CoC-accredited programs with resources and support to help as you prepare for compliance with ...

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Cancer Program Standards 2012 Best Practices Repository - What's New in March

This month we introduce the two newest best practices submitted to the CoC Best Practices Repository. The Standards Advisory Group for Excellence (SAGE) has reviewed...

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National Cancer Data Base News
News from the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Forthcoming Presentations on the National Stage

The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) continues to serve as a resource for scientific findings presented at national meetings.  The NCDB is an excellent source to assist in...

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Resources for Cancer Liaison Physicians
Orientation for the Cancer Liaison Physician

A new Orientation for the Cancer Liaison Physician webinar will be released in late spring.  This webinar will be featured in the new CoC Online Education Portal...

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Educational Programs and Resources
Registration for Survey Savvy and the optional RQRS Workshop is NOW OPEN!

The online registration site for Survey Savvy: Enhance Quality – Commit to Patient Centered Care, June 27-28, 2013 and the optional RQRS Workshop, June 26, 2013 is now open.

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New Cancer Programs Online Education Portal to Launch in April

The Cancer Programs of the American College of Surgeons, including the Commission on Cancer (CoC), National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)...

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Partner News
AJCC News

“The American Joint Committee on Cancer: the 7th edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual and the future of TNM” was recognized as one of the most frequently cited...

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NAPBC News

Join us for the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) full-day workshop Pursuing Excellence Through Accreditation in Chicago.

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American Cancer Society News

Like the American College of Surgeons, the American Cancer Society is observing its 100th anniversary in 2013. Throughout their shared 100-year history...

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NCRA News

Cancer registry managers should note that there are only a few Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) testing windows open before the January 2015 deadline.

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News from the Oncology Community
Cancer Support Commmunity Data Shows Positive Results Following Screening for Cancer-Related Distress

The Research and Training Institute (RTI) of the Cancer Support Community (CSC) presented data at the March 2013 meeting of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network...

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Joint International Oncology (Sentinel Node and Cancer Metastatis) Congress

Updates in our understanding of cancer metastases, especially sentinel lymph node biopsy concepts and technology, the cancer microenvironment, and the molecular mechanisms...

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Executive Training on Navigation and Survivorship: Finding Your Patient Focus

The George Washington University Cancer Institute will host an interactive two-day training that equips health care professionals with the tools needed to launch and sustain navigation...

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CoC Celebrates Cancer Registrars During National Cancer Registrars Week
The CoC Brief Premiered March 6
CoC to Exhibit at the ONS 38th Annual Congress
CoC Recognizes Long-Standing Programs
March Madness Leaves Cancer Programs Vulnerable
SAR Incomplete/Complete Statuses
2013 Survey Appeals and Resolutions
Preliminary 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) Recipients Announced
Request for Action - Psychosocial Services Representative Coordinator Role Designation
Cancer Program Standards 2012 Best Practices Repository - What's New in March
News from the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Forthcoming Presentations on the National Stage
Orientation for the Cancer Liaison Physician
Registration for Survey Savvy and the optional RQRS Workshop is NOW OPEN!
New Cancer Programs Online Education Portal to Launch in April
AJCC News
NAPBC News
American Cancer Society News
NCRA News
Cancer Support Commmunity Data Shows Positive Results Following Screening for Cancer-Related Distress
Joint International Oncology (Sentinel Node and Cancer Metastatis) Congress
Executive Training on Navigation and Survivorship: Finding Your Patient Focus
 
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