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References

Please note: While every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the publications, addresses, phone numbers, and websites, ACCC cannot ensure that this information has not changed. Web addresses, in particular, change frequently. If you find that a web address has changed, try to locate the publication name through an online search engine.

CHAPTER 2: Cancer Committee

  1. American College of Surgeons. Commission on Cancer: Cancer Program Standards 2004.  Available at: www.facs.org/cancer/coc/programstandards.html. Phone: 312.202.5000 or 800.621.4111.
  2. National Cancer Registrars Association.  NCRA Publications. www.ncra-usa.org. Phone: 703.299.6640.

CHAPTER 3: Cancer Data Management and Registry Operations

  1. American College of Surgeons. Commission on Cancer: Cancer Program Standards 2004. Available at: www.facs.org/cancer/coc/programstandards.html. Phone: 312.202.5000 or 800.621.4111.
  2. National Cancer Registrars Association. NCRA Publications.
    www.ncra-usa.org. Phone: 703.299.6640.

CHAPTER 4: Clinical Management and Supportive Care Services

SECTION 1: Multidisciplinary Team

  1. American College of Surgeons. Commission on Cancer: Cancer Program Standards 2004. Available at: www.facs.org/cancer/coc/programstandards.html. Phone: 312.202.5000 or 800.621.4111

SECTION 3: Ambulatory Oncology Services

  1. American College of Radiology. Compliance Program Guidelines for Radiologists and Radiation www.acr.org. Phone: 703.648.8900.
  2. The Joint Commission. Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care. www.jointcommission.org/AccreditationPrograms/AmbulatoryCare/Standards
    /FAQs/default.htm .
    Phone: 630.792.5000.

SECTION 4: Oncology Nursing Services

  1. The Oncology Nursing Society position papers. Available at: www.ons.org/publications/positions. Including position papers on cancer pain management, oncology services in the ambulatory practice setting, end-of-life care, and mammography screening. Phone: 866.257.4667.

SECTION 5: Pharmacy Services

  1. Polovich M., ed. Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs. Developed by the Oncology Nursing Society. Phone: 866.257.4667.
  2. The Joint Commission. 2005 Standards. www.jointcommission.org/Standards. Phone: 630.792.5000.
  3. Best Practices for Health-System Pharmacy: Positions and Guidance Documents of ASHP.Phone: 301.657.3000.
  4. Safety and Health Topics: Healthcare Facilities. www.osha.gov/SLTC/healthcarefacilities/index.html. Phone: 1.800.321.OSHA (6742).
  5. US Pharmacopeia. “Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations.” Chapter 797, www.usp.org.

SECTION 6: Psychological Oncology Services

  1. The Association of Oncology Social Work. Standards of Practice in Oncology Social Work, 2001. www.aosw.org Phone: 215.599.6093.
  2. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN Practice Guidelines for Distress Management, 2005. www.nccn.org. Phone: 888.909.6226 (patients); 215.690.0300 (cancer care professionals).

SECTION 7: Pain Management

  1. National Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN Practice Guidelines for Supportive Care: Adult Cancer Pain. www.nccn.org. Phone: 888.909.6226 (patients); 215.690.0300 (cancer care professionals).
  2. The Joint Commission. Pain Assessment and Management  Standards for Hospitals. www.jcrinc.com. Phone: 630.792.5900
  3. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the Public Health Service. Management of Cancer Pain. Phone: 301.427.1364.
  4. Additional resources may be obtained from: The American Society for Pain Management Nursing at: www.aspmn.org. phone: 888.342.7766. The American Pain Society at: www.ampainsoc.org, phone: 847.375.4715.

SECTION 8: Nutritional Support Services

  1. National Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN Practice Guidelines in Oncology. www.nccn.org. Phone: 888.909.6226 (patients); 215.690.0300 (cancer care professionals)
  2. Lockett P, et al.  The American Dietetic Association – Standards of Professional Practice for Dietetic Professionals. J Am Diet Assoc. 1998; 83-87.

SECTION 9: Rehabilitation Services

  1. American Physical Therapy Association. Phone: 800.999.2782.
  2. American Occupational Therapy Association. Phone:  301.652.2682.
  3. American Speech-Language Hearing Association. www.asha.org. Phone: 800.638.8255.
  4. National Lymphedema Network. www.lymphnet.org. Phone: 800.541.3259.
  5. Society for the Arts in Healthcare. www.thesah.org/template/index.cfm. Phone: 202.299.9770.

SECTION 10: Patient Navigation Services

  1. C-Change. "Cancer Patient Navigation Toolkit." Available at: www.cancerpatientnavigation.org.
  2. Association of Oncology Social Work. Available at www.aosw.org. Phone: 215.599.6093.
  3. Oncology Nursing Society. Available at www.ons.org. Phone: 866.257.4661.
  4. American Cancer Society. Available at www.cancer.org. Phone: 1-800-227-2345.
  5. Molloy, K. et al., Oncology Issues, September/October 2007. "Patient Navigation & Cultural Competency in Cancer Care."Available at: www.accc-cancer.org.
  6. Davis, T. et al., Oncology Issues, September/October 2007. “Clearing the Way: Practical Strategies for Improving Health Literacy and Cancer Communication.” Available at: www.accc-cancer.org.

SECTION 11: Genetic Risk Assessment, Counseling, and Testing

  1. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Genetic Testing for Cancer Susceptibility (Policy Statement Update). Phone: 703.299.0150.
  2. Oncology Nursing Society. Cancer Predisposition Genetic Testing and Risk Assessment Counseling, 2004. www.ons.org/publications/positions/CancerPredisposition.shtml.Phone: 866.257.4661.
  3. National Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN Practice Guidelines for Genetic/Familial High Risk Assessment: Breast and Ovarian, 2006. www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/PDF/genetics_screening.pdf. Phone: 888.909.6226 (patients); 215.690.0300 (cancer care professionals).

SECTION 12: Home Care

  1. The Joint Commission. 2005 Standards. www.jointcommission.org/Standards. Phone: 630.792.5900.

SECTION 13: Palliative Care

  1. National Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN Practice Guidelines for Supportive Care: Palliative Care, 2005. www.nccn.org. Phone: 888.909.6226 (patients); 215.690.0300 (cancer care professionals).
  2. The Center to Advance Palliative Care. Building a hospital-based palliative care program. www.capc.org. Phone: 212.201.2670.

SECTION 14: Hospice

  1. Hospice Foundation of America.www.hospicefoundation.org Phone: 1.800.854.3402.
  2. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. www.nhpco.org. Phone: 800.646.6460.

SECTION 15: Pastoral Care

  1. The Council on Ministries in Specialized Settings (COMISS) Commission on Accreditation of Pastoral Services (CCAPS). Approved Oct. 2000. www.comissnetwork.org. Phone: 757.388.2850.
  2. National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC). www.nacc.org.
    Phone: 414.483.4898.
  3. Association of Professional Chaplains (APC). www.professionalchaplains.org. Phone: 847.240.1014.
  4. National Association of VA Chaplains (NAVAC). www.navac.net.
  5. National Association of Jewish Chaplains. www.najc.org. Phone: 973.736.9193.
  6. American Association of Pastoral Counselors. www.aapc.org.
    Phone: 703.385.6967.
  7. Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. www.acpe.edu.
    Phone: 404.320.1472.

CHAPTER 5: Clinical Research

  1. American College of Surgeons. Commission on Cancer: Cancer Program Standards 2004. www.facs.org/cancer/coc/cocprogramstandards.pdf. Pages 41-42. Phone: 312.202.5085.

CHAPTER 6: Community Outreach

SECTION 1: Cancer Education and Resource Program

  1. National Cancer Institute. Cancer Topics. www.cancer.gov/cancertopics.
    Phone: 800.422.6237.

SECTION 2: Cancer Control and Detection

  1. American College of Surgeons. Commission on Cancer: Cancer Program Standards 2004. www.facs.org/cancer/coc/cocprogramstandards.pdf. Pages 43-44. Phone: 312.202.5085.
  2. Oncology Nursing Society. Clinical Practice: Detection/Prevention, 2003. Phone: 866.257.4667.
  3. National Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN Practice Guidelines for Detection, Prevention, and Risk Reduction 2006. Available at www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/f_guidelines.asp#detection. Phone: 888.909.6226 (patients); 215.690.0300 (cancer care  professionals).

CHAPTER 8: Quality Improvement

SECTION 1: Quality Improvement

  1. The Joint Commission. Standards 2005 www.jointcommission.org/Standards. Phone: 630.792.5900.

SECTION 2: Patient Advocacy and Survivorship

  1. National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. www.canceradvocacy.org/resources. Phone: 877.622.7937.
  2. National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. The cancer survivor toolbox. Available at: www.canceradvocacy.org/programs/toolbox. Phone: 877.622.7937.
  3. Hoffman, B, ed. A Cancer Survivors’ Almanac: Charting Your Journey. National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. Phone: 877.622.7937.
  4. Cancer Care, Inc. Publications. Phone: 800.813.4673.
  5. Additional resources may be obtained from patient advocacy organizations, including
    The National Patient Advocate Foundation
    at  www.patientadvocate.org.
    Phone: 800.532.5274.
    American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. Phone: 800.ACS.2345.

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