As a proud member of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is honored to support World Cancer Day 2017 onFebruary 4 and take action to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families, and communities.
With more than 14 million people affected by cancer each year, it is our mission, an alliance of 27 of the leading cancer centers, to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.
Each year, NCCN’s esteemed experts volunteer more than 26,000 hours to create the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®). These Guidelines arm clinicians, patients, and other stakeholders with the information necessary to lead to optimal outcomes following a diagnosis, as well as cancer detection, prevention, and risk reduction, and supportive care and age-related considerations.
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Of the estimated 14 million people affected by cancer each year, approximately 75% reside outside North America, and NCCN is committed to ensuring that patients have access to the best cancer care available, no matter where they live. To make use of the NCCN Guidelines® easier and more relevant to worldwide constituents, NCCN offers 22 NCCN Guidelines translated into seven languages. Moreover, we collaborate with physician groups outside the United States to develop regional adaptations of the NCCN Guidelines, taking into account resources and metabolic differences within each population. This year and onward, we look to further growing the library of resources.
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Because the NCCN Guidelines are developed by leading U.S. multidisciplinary experts, we understand and appreciate that recommendations within the Guidelines may not reflect available resources—diagnostic tests and treatment approaches—available in low- and middle-income countries. Therefore, we work with disease experts throughout the world to develop a library of NCCN Framework for Resource Stratification of NCCN Guidelines (NCCN Framework™) to outline rational approaches to care management based on the highest achievable cancer care in the region.
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Finally, to further empower patients and provide insight into their disease and treatment options, the NCCN Foundation® offers a library of NCCN Guidelines for Patients®. These free education resources translate NCCN’s clinical guidelines into easy-to-understand language to help patients talk with their physicians and make informed choices about their course of treatment.
> Visit NCCN.org/Patients
NCCN extends its sincerest gratitude to the clinicians from around the world who generously give their time and expertise to review and create these resources.
WE CAN educate. WE CAN empower. WE CAN improve the lives of people with cancer.
For more information about how you can help spread the word about World Cancer Day 2017, visitWorldCancerDay.org.