Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient centered care. The CoC is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. Through the CoC, your cancer program has access to reporting tools to aid in benchmarking and improving outcomes at your facility as well as educational and training opportunities, development resources, and advocacy.

The Cancer Program at Nashville General Hospital has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons since 1941. Supervised by a Master Level Clinical Specialist with Advanced Oncology Certification and experienced nurses certified in cancer chemotherapy, the Robert E. Hardy Cancer Center is committed to providing quality care to adult patients diagnosed with the full spectrum of cancer diagnoses. The Cancer Clinical Trials program at General Hospital was established in 1999. It receives funding through the National Cancer Institute by collaborative grants linking the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Meharry Medical College, Tennessee State University, and the Baptist Health System in Memphis, TN.