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November 1, 2013
CoC News
State Chair Outstanding Performance Award Winners 2013

Please join the Commission on Cancer (CoC) in congratulating three State Chairs for their outstanding performance in 2013. The State Chair Outstanding Performance Award recognizes...

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Spotlight on CoC Programs
CoC Recognizes Accredited Programs

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

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Accreditation Corner
New Standard 5.2 - RQRS Participation Will Affect 2014 Surveys

All programs should review the new Standard 5.2 Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) Participation as set forth in Cancer Program Standards 2012, Version 1.2: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care.

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National Cancer Data Base News
Thinking Ahead to the NCDB Call for Data

The official NCDB Call for Data announcement was sent to all programs in a special CoC Source on October 15. Current preparation should include the following steps:

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Hints for Editing Your CP3R

Do you know what to do if the number of cases in your CP3R looks low? Should you aim for 100 percent compliance? Do you know when to censor a case?

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Resources for Cancer Liaison Physicians
Cancer Liaison Physician Breakfast Meeting

Each year during the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, the CoC’s Cancer Liaison Program sponsors a Cancer Liaison Physician (CLP) Breakfast.

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Educational Programs and Resources
New Webinar: Standard 3.1 Community Needs Assessment Planning

Marie J. Lavigne, LCSW, OSW-C, presents the 30 minute pre-recorded webinar “An Integrated Approach to Community Needs Assessment Planning for Standard 3.1”...

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News from ACoS Cancer Programs
AJCC News

Fifteen AJCC webinars are offered free of charge on the American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs Online Education Portal. CoC-accredited cancer programs staff...

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NAPBC News

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

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News from the Oncology Community
American Medical Association Quality and Education Initiatives

As part of its longstanding commitment to continuous improvement in delivery of health care, the American Medical Association (AMA) has launched two significant initiatives...

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Cancer Insurance Checklist: New Resource for Patients Using the Health Insurance Exchanges

The Cancer Support Community (CSC), in a partnership of 19 health care and patient organizations, launched the Cancer Insurance Checklist, a comprehensive guide for...

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NCRA News

The CTR Exam will see some exciting updates in 2014. In response to candidates’ feedback and to accommodate the graduation schedules of CRM/CIM students...

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New NCI-Funded Training for Psychosocial Distress Screening Program Development Accepting Applications

The Screening for Psychosocial Distress Program trains cancer care providers on how to develop, implement, and maintain psychosocial screening programs to meet...

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SEER Announces SEER*Educate

Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) announces the release of SEER*Educate, an online training platform for people who are in the cancer registry profession or...

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State Chair Outstanding Performance Award Winners 2013
CoC Recognizes Accredited Programs
New Standard 5.2 - RQRS Participation Will Affect 2014 Surveys
Thinking Ahead to the NCDB Call for Data
Hints for Editing Your CP3R
Cancer Liaison Physician Breakfast Meeting
New Webinar: Standard 3.1 Community Needs Assessment Planning
AJCC News
NAPBC News
American Medical Association Quality and Education Initiatives
Cancer Insurance Checklist: New Resource for Patients Using the Health Insurance Exchanges
NCRA News
New NCI-Funded Training for Psychosocial Distress Screening Program Development Accepting Applications
SEER Announces SEER*Educate
 
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