Commission on Cancer
2009 Cancer Committee Checklist
In order to support the work of the cancer committee, we have developed a “checklist” of activities that
should be addressed to ensure continued compliance with CoC standards, along with a list of CoC
resources that we encourage the cancer program staff team to utilize.
Cancer Committee Activities for 2009
Update your facility’s resources and services information in the Facility Information Profile
Discuss and decide on the release of your program’s cancer caseload data for display by the
American Cancer Society (coming in February).
Record cancer program activity from 2008 in the Survey Application Record.
Establish cancer program goals for the year.
Identify and/or reaffirm the required coordinator positions.
The following standards require review, action, and documentation by the cancer committee in
the meeting minutes this year - Standards 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.9, 2.10, 4.7 and 6.3.
Review details on the CoC website that explain changes in the following Standards for 2009, 2.8,
2.10, 4.3, 4.6 and 7.1.
Submit any corrections to your facility’s 2007 cancer case submissions by June 1st, if needed.
G Select from one of the CoC’s focus areas and work with your Cancer Liaison Physician
to identify one or more strategies to accomplish/implement this year.
G Review your facility’s Cancer Program Practice Profile Reports (CP3R) performance related to
breast and colon cancer standards of care and take action if needed.
G Utilize the new facility-specific Survival Reports application to contribute to compliance with
G Nominate your Cancer Liaison Physician for a recognition award - nominations are due
G Encourage your residents and fellows to participate in the CoC Paper Competition – Call for
Abstracts. The abstract submission deadline is March 31st.
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