The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving the survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
Established by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) in 1922, the multidisciplinary CoC establishes standards to ensure quality, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive cancer care delivery at more than 1,400 facilities CoC- accredited hospitals.
CoC Accreditation is granted only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment and are able to comply with established CoC standards Approximately 71% of all newly diagnosed cancer patients in the United States and Puerto Rico are treated in CoC-accredited hospitals.
A searchable database of CoC-accredited hospitals, as well as resources and services available at each CoC Hospital is available on the CoC’s Patient Education website. The website also features additional cancer-related information and resources.
NOTE: The ACoS and CoC can not make referrals to specific physicians or medical facilities.