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.
What you need to know about the CoC and updates to survivorship program standards.
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.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) provides clinical practice guidelines in oncology for all types and stages of cancer as well as areas of supportive care.
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.

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