Cancer Surgery Standards Program Synoptic Operative Reporting Templates

The American College of Surgeons Cancer Surgery Standards Program (CSSP) has developed synoptic operative reporting templates (SORs) for the documentation of breast and colon cancer and melanoma surgery. Viewing the CSSP templates will help institutions determine how they want to implement synoptic operative reports at their site to achieve compliance with the CoC Operative Standards. These SORs cannot be copied, distributed, posted, displayed, published, modified, or embedded in or used as part of a technology or software solutions without ACS prior approval. ACS authorizes individual physicians and healthcare providers to use the SORs (1) for the purpose of reporting and documenting surgical procedures, and (2) to assist in training, education, and teaching in the surgical setting. For full Terms of Use, please see the first page of each SOR. Permission and copyright acknowledgement will be required for any facility that uses the CSSP material to build their own electronic synoptic operative reporting tools.

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Target Audience

  • Registrars
  • Co-Registrars
  • Administrators
  • Cancer Liaison Physicians
  • Cancer Committee Chairs
  • Cancer Conference Coordinators
  • Quality Improvement Coordinators
  • Cancer Registry Quality Coordinators 
  • Clinical Research Coordinators
  • CoC Site Reviewers


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