A three-year accreditation with commendation was granted to the cancer program at UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. CoC accreditation is given only to those facilities that demonstrate the highest quality cancer care and a commitment to improving access to care. The program underwent a rigorous evaluation process and review of its performance. The CoC on-site extensive evaluation of compliance included cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach, education, support services and quality improvement. Congratulations to the members of the cancer committee, chaired by Dr. John Butler, chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, and the cancer program team on this achievement and for their commitment to providing the very best cancer care.