19th Annual NCCN Conference

cost of care

Discussions About the Cost of Cancer Care Are Still Uncommon

Patients with cancer are extremely interested in discussing the cost of treatment, especially their share of the cost, but some oncologists are still hesitant to enter into these conversations, accord...

health-care policy

The Affordable Care Act: NCCN Panelists Rate It ‘Average’

Oncologists and third-party payers are already experiencing changes as a result of the Affordable Care Act, which earned an “average” rating by a panel of providers, payers, and patients assembled at ...

breast cancer
colorectal cancer
lung cancer
prostate cancer
skin cancer
multiple myeloma

NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology: 2014 Updates

At the 19th Annual Conference of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), held recently in Hollywood, Florida, NCCN Panel members presented updates for several tumor types, briefly summarized...


Looking Ahead in Treating Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

It’s the dawn of a new era in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), largely due to the development of agents targeting the BCR signaling pathway, according to John C. Byrd, MD, of The O...

issues in oncology
supportive care

NCCN Roundtable: When a Parent Has Cancer

Attendees at this year’s annual conference of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) not only got up to date on the Guidelines but left with a better understanding of how children deal with ...

Supportive Care
Bladder Cancer

NCCN Scientific Posters Include New Findings in Bladder Cancer, Survivorship Care, and Antiemetic Therapy

The 19th Annual Conference of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), recently held in Hollywood, Florida, featured a number of scientific posters by member organizations and meeting sponsor...