CAnswer Forum LIVE - June 2020

CAnswer Forum LIVE is a 60-minute webinar is available viewing to current and prospective Commission on Cancer (CoC), National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), and National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) programs. In addition to answering the questions that are submitted, this webinar also includes important information from the Cancer Programs regarding upcoming events and clarification and updates on the standards.

Target Audience

  • Certified Tumor Registrar
  • Cancer Committee Chair
  • Cancer Liaison Physician
  • Cancer Program Administrator
  • Oncology Nurse
  • Allied Health Professional 

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to apply new CoC, NAPBC, or NAPRC standards to their facility immediately.


  • For questions about the course, please contact
  • For questions about the CoC, NAPBC, or NAPRC Standards, submit questions in the CAnswer Forum.
  • If you have any technical questions, contact
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact hours
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (see below for definitions).

Commercial Interest

The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.

Presenters and Disclosures

Frederick L. Greene, MD, FACS - No Disclosures

Frederick L. Greene, MD, FACS, received his medical school training at the University of Virginia and completed a residency in surgery at Yale University School of Medicine.  Dr. Greene was also an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Fellow at Yale. Following residency, Dr. Greene served on active duty with the US Navy as surgeon aboard the USS Nimitz and at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Dr. Greene was on the surgical faculty of the University of South Carolina from 1980 to 1997. He served as Chairman of the Department of General Surgery and Surgical Residency Program Director at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC from 1997 to 2012. Dr. Greene is currently Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. Greene is an active clinician in the area of surgical oncology and has been involved in organizational work pertaining to cancer for a number of years. He is a member of a number of editorial boards including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Surgical Endoscopy , CA-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians and is Associate Editor of the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Greene has served on the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons and has served as the Chairman of the Commission.  He has represented the American College of Surgeons on the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and served as Chair of the AJCC from 2000 to 2004. Dr. Greene represented the AJCC and has served as Vice-Chair of the TNM Staging Core Group of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) based in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Greene is also Editor of the 6th and 7th Editions of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual.

Dr. Greene's publications have included approximately 150 papers, 30 book chapters, and two textbooks relating to cancer surgery and, specifically, the use of laparoscopic surgery in the management of cancer patients.  Dr. Greene is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has served as a Governor and Vice-President. He belongs to numerous surgical organizations including the Society of Surgical Oncology, the Southern Surgical Association and the American Surgical Association. Dr. Greene is a Founding Member and was president of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 1992–1993. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by SAGES in 2004. Dr. Greene was awarded the Jeffrey L. Ponsky Master Educator in Endoscopy Award by SAGES in 2012.

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded for this course. 

1 continuing education credit for June 2020 - # 2020-008 will be provided from National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA).

ACS Cancer Programs is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP17437, for 1 contact hour. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact hours
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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