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Commission on Cancer Surgery Standards Podcast Series

Listen to the SurgOnc Today® three-part series where SSO experts discuss the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) Operative Standards.


In this episode, SSO Immediate Past President James Howe, MD, SSO Secretary Kelly Hunt, MD, and Matthew Katz, MD, discuss ACS Commission on Cancer accreditation standards 5.3 through 5.8, what these standards are, where they came from, and why they are so important to all surgeons and their patients.

Timothy Mullett, MD, Stephen Swisher, MD, and Nirmal Veeramachaneni, MD discuss the Commission on Cancer (CoC) Standard 5.8 including a review of the requirements for nodal assessment during curative operation for lung cancer and best practices to accomplish the requirement.

The 2020 Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation standards introduced six new operative standards pertaining to the technical aspects of cancer surgery. In this episode, SSO Colorectal Disease Site Work Group Chair, David Shibata, MD, James Fleshman, MD, and David Dietz, MD, describe Standard 5.7, Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) for Rectal Cancer and will cover the details of the standard, the key steps of TME, and its’ supporting evidence.
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