CoC Source
December 2013/January 2014 Issue
Happy Holidays!

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CoC News
CoC Recognizes Outgoing Members and Leadership

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) recognizes the following departing members for their distinguished contributions to the work of the Commission...

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CoC Announces New Members and Leaders

The CoC welcomes the following individuals who were appointed to membership and leadership positions at the 2013 annual meeting held on October 6 during the...

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Accreditation Corner
High Points of the 2014 SAR

Enhancements to the 2014 Survey Application Record (SAR) have been finalized based on feedback from our internal and external users and utilization during 2013. 

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2014 Surveyor Assignments

In early November, cancer programs with a survey due in 2014 were sent an e-mail notifying them of their assigned surveyor(s). To learn more about the assigned surveyor(s)...

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National Cancer Data Base News
Preparing for January's NCDB Call for Data: Pre-Edit Now

The edits are ready for pre-editing data for submissions to NCDB and RQRS in 2014. For registries whose software is using layout 13 (CS v 02.04), information needed for...

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Mistakes to Avoid in the NCDB Call for Data

Some registrars ran into each of the following problems in recent National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Call for Data submissions, and we invite you to learn from...

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Grade Coding Instructions to be Implemented for Cases Diagnosed 1 January 2014+

The coding of grade (GRADE, DIFFERENTIATION OR CELL INDICATOR [NAACCR Item #: 440]) has become complicated over time by the introduction of specialized site-specific...

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Resources for Cancer Liaison Physicians
Cancer Liaison Physician Facts

When a Cancer Liaison Physician (CLP) is appointed, an e-mail is sent to them with their user ID and password to CoCDatalinks. If the CLP has problems logging on...

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The CoC Wants Feedback from the Cancer Liaison Physician

CLPs are volunteer physicians responsible for providing the leadership and direction to establish, maintain, and support their facility's cancer program. The CoC supports...

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CLP Term Expiration

CLPs serve a three-year term and are eligible to serve an unlimited number of terms based on performance and evaluation data collected at the time of survey.

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Educational Programs and Resources
Registration Open for Accreditation 101: Learning the Basics of CoC Accreditation and Standards

Are you a new staff member just learning the ropes of CoC-accreditation? Is your cancer program considering CoC accreditation and...

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New Webinar: Making the Most of Your CoC Survey

Robert Sticca, MD, FACS, Vice-Chair of the CoC Accreditation Committee, presents the 45-minute prerecorded webinar “Secrets to Success: Making the Most of Your CoC Survey.”

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2013 CoC Annual Meeting Presentations Now Posted Online

The presentations from the 2013 CoC Annual Meeting that took place on October  5, 2013 in Washington D.C. are now posted online. Click on the underlined titles...

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News from ACoS Cancer Programs
AJCC News

The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) is pleased to introduce the thought leaders of the AJCC Cancer Staging System, 8th edition.

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NAPBC News

Mark your calendar. The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) has scheduled a full-day workshop, Pursuing Excellence through Accreditation...

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News from the Oncology Community
A Solution for Complying with Standard 3.3: Survivorship Care Planning

Journey Forward offers a free tool for meeting Continuum of Care Standard 3.3.: Survivorship Care Plan. This standard requires that all cancer programs provide...

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Highlights from the 2013 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting

The 2013 Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)/Cancer Center Administrators Forum (CCAF) annual meeting featured a presentation about health care reform...

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NCRA News

In 2014, the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) will mark its 40th anniversary. Throughout the year, NCRA will honor cancer registrars and...

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Registration Now Open for Conference Focused on Implementing Psychosocial Quality Care Standards

Registration for the 11th Annual Conference of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society is now open. Designed to help cancer care professionals implement...

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Save-the-Date: Cancer Survivorship Research Conference

Please hold the dates June 18-20, 2014, for the Seventh Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference: Advancing Survivorship through...

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Monthly Spotlight: Community Oncology Alliance

The COA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated solely to community oncology. COA was founded by community oncologists to advocate for patients and...

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In This Issue
 
Happy Holidays!
CoC Recognizes Outgoing Members and Leadership
CoC Announces New Members and Leaders
High Points of the 2014 SAR
2014 Surveyor Assignments
Preparing for January's NCDB Call for Data: Pre-Edit Now
Mistakes to Avoid in the NCDB Call for Data
Grade Coding Instructions to be Implemented for Cases Diagnosed 1 January 2014+
Cancer Liaison Physician Facts
The CoC Wants Feedback from the Cancer Liaison Physician
CLP Term Expiration
Registration Open for Accreditation 101: Learning the Basics of CoC Accreditation and Standards
New Webinar: Making the Most of Your CoC Survey
2013 CoC Annual Meeting Presentations Now Posted Online
AJCC News
NAPBC News
A Solution for Complying with Standard 3.3: Survivorship Care Planning
Highlights from the 2013 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting
NCRA News
Registration Now Open for Conference Focused on Implementing Psychosocial Quality Care Standards
Save-the-Date: Cancer Survivorship Research Conference
Monthly Spotlight: Community Oncology Alliance
 
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