Commission on Cancer (CoC)

What is the Commission on Cancer?

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a consortium of professional organizations focused on bettering cancer patients’ quality of life and survival.  

To improve cancer care, the CoC: 

  • Creates educational interventions 
  • Establishes standards  
  • Improves clinical surveillance and cancer control with data  
  • Collects and analyzes data from healthcare facilities accredited by CoC 
  • Tracks treatment outcomes and patterns with data  
  • Conducts compliance surveys   

In the U.S. and Puerto Rico, there are over 1,500 CoC-accredited programs. 

Why is the Commission on Cancer important to healthcare?

The Commission on Cancer is important because it supports the research, monitoring, education and prevention of cancer. In turn, this increases the quality and comprehensive care available to cancer patients.