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June 28, 2013
Enhanced Data Display Now Available through the CoC Hospital Locator

Commission on Cancer (CoC) accredited cancer centers are dedicated to providing quality cancer care to patients in their communities.  CoC-accreditation demonstrates...

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CoC News
CoC Announces 2013 Paper Competition Winners

The CoC announced the three winners of the 2013 CoC Paper Competition. This competition was open to fellows-in-training on topics specific to oncology...

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Welcome Two New CoC Member Organizations

The mission of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the principal membership organization representing and promoting the profession of physical therapy...

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Visit with CoC Staff at the AHA Leadership Summit

If you plan to attend the 21st Health Forum and American Hospital Association (AHA) Leadership Summit in San Diego, CA, July 25–27, stop by booth 312 to meet CoC and...

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Are You Receiving The CoC Brief?

The CoC Brief, a weekly news brief e-mailed every Wednesday, is a digest of current information on cancer care trends, treatments, legislative activity, and issues.

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Spotlight on CoC Programs
CoC Recognizes Long-Standing Programs

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

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Accreditation Corner
Cancer Program Accreditation

The CoC proudly recognizes the following facilities for earning initial cancer program accreditation between January 1 and June 15, 2013.

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Time for the Annual Update Period

The Annual Update Period is upon us once again. There are only a few requests for 2013. The period covers July 1–30. This update is required for ALL accredited cancer programs.

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New Information If You Need to Appeal

The Appeals Process has been revised for 2013 surveys and moving forward.  You have 30 days to submit an appeal starting from the day you received access to...

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Don't Forget to Check the "News" Tab in CoC Datalinks

The News tab, located at the top of the screen in Datalinks, can be viewed at any time by all users and summarizes current information on the SAR, survey process...

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We Need Your Feedback on the Post-Survey Evaluation

The Post-Survey Evaluation (PSE) is a required and essential component of the cancer program survey. The PSE captures feedback from the facility, which enables the CoC to...

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Post-Survey Tips

Once your survey has taken place, you have three business days to edit the SAR or upload documents as recommended by the surveyor. Any revisions made to the SAR that are not...

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National Cancer Data Base News
Determining Submission Completeness

Completeness of data submitted for the NCDB Call for Data involves two components: Are all required cases submitted?  Is all information required abstracted for those cases? 

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Resources for Cancer Liaison Physicians
Is Your CLP Term Expiring?

Cancer Liaison Physicians (CLPs) serve a three-year term and are eligible to serve an unlimited number of terms based on performance and evaluation data collected...

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Check Out New Resources on the Cancer Liaison Physician Information Board

Updates have been made to the Cancer Liaison Physician Information Board. We have added new reporting examples/templates to the NCDB reporting tools page as well as...

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Cancer Liaison Physician Training Held June 3

A small but enthusiastic group gathered at American College of Surgeons headquarters to learn more about the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Quality Reporting Tools from...

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Educational Programs and Resources
The New American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs Online Education Portal is Now Open

The new American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs Online Education Portal is now open. This new initiative brings together the online educational offerings from the Cancer Programs...

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View the New Videos on the CoC Standards

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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New CoC Webinars Now Available

Learn more about the Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) and FORDS through three new webinars available on the ACoS Cancer Programs Online Education Portal.

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Save the Date for Survey Savvy 2014

The Survey Savvy workshop will take place June 19–20, 2014, in Chicago, IL. The Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) preconference half-day workshop will be held June 18.

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Partner News
NAPBC News

The NAPBC will host a dynamic two-day conference at The Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL on November 15-16, 2013.  Nationally recognized leaders will discuss..

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NCRA News

The National Cancer Registrars Association’s (NCRA) Council on Certification initiated a job analysis survey of cancer registry professionals in 2012. NCRA periodically conducts...

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News from the Oncology Community
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...

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Enhanced Data Display Now Available through the CoC Hospital Locator
CoC Announces 2013 Paper Competition Winners
Welcome Two New CoC Member Organizations
Visit with CoC Staff at the AHA Leadership Summit
Are You Receiving The CoC Brief?
CoC Recognizes Long-Standing Programs
Cancer Program Accreditation
Time for the Annual Update Period
New Information If You Need to Appeal
Don't Forget to Check the "News" Tab in CoC Datalinks
We Need Your Feedback on the Post-Survey Evaluation
Post-Survey Tips
Determining Submission Completeness
Is Your CLP Term Expiring?
Check Out New Resources on the Cancer Liaison Physician Information Board
Cancer Liaison Physician Training Held June 3
The New American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs Online Education Portal is Now Open
View the New Videos on the CoC Standards
New CoC Webinars Now Available
Save the Date for Survey Savvy 2014
NAPBC News
NCRA News
Executive Training on Navigation and Survivorship: Finding Your Patient Focus
 
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