Commission on Cancer
The Commission on Cancer (CoC)—now 100 years old—is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for patients with cancer through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care, according to Frederick Greene, MD, FACS, a surgical oncologist at the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC, and self-proclaimed “unabashed supporter of oncology nurse and patient navigators.
A discussion on the impact of the CoC’s standards and the delivery of survivorship care plans.
With the latest Commission on Cancer (CoC) standards taking effect in January 2015, cancer centers across the United States are in various stages of compliance. Altogether, the commission has accredited approximately 1500 cancer programs and more than 70% of patients with cancer are being treated at a CoC-accredited program.
Peggy Malone, RN, BS, OCN, Lisa Bruno, RN, BSN, OCN, Beth Hayden, RN, BSN, MBA, OCN, Julie Carlson, RN, MSN, APN, AOCNS
In preparation for the new American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) standards, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center focused on having an oncology nurse navigation program in place to support patients by January 2014.
Breast Cancer Collaborative Registry: Comparison of Physical and Mental Health and Sleep in Breast Cancer Survivors
Constance Visovsky, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, Ann M. Berger, PhD, APRN, AOCNS, FAAN, Melody Hertzog, PhD, Janique Rice, MS, Marcia Y. Shade, MS, RN
Currently, 2.9 million women in the United States are breast cancer survivors, and this number is expected to increase to 3.4 million by 2015.
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