The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), with the support of the NCCN Foundation, recently announced the availability of printed versions of the NCCN Guidelines for Patients for order on Amazon.com for the following cancer types: Breast (Stages 0–IV), Colon, and Pancreatic Cancers; Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma; Melanoma; Multiple Myeloma; and Soft Tissue Sarcoma. Newly redesigned, these patient resources offer user-friendly navigation in print and on digital devices. Additional cancer types are expected to be available on Amazon.com in the coming months.
NCCN Guidelines for Patients, patient-friendly translations of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines), are designed to provide people with cancer and their caregivers with state-of-the-art treatment information in easy-to-understand language.
“The ability to order printed NCCN Guidelines for Patients further enhances the mission of the NCCN Foundation to empower people through knowledge and advance the mission of NCCN to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives,” said Marcie Reeder, MPH, Executive Director, NCCN Foundation. “Now patients and those involved in their care can readily access both digital and hard copy versions of the NCCN Guidelines for Patients.”
About the Guidelines
The NCCN Guidelines are developed by multidisciplinary panels of experts from NCCN Member Institutions and feature sequential algorithms that address appropriate management options from initial work-up through treatment and surveillance. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients are translations of the NCCN Guidelines.
These patient guidelines are meant to help people with cancer talk with their physicians about the best treatment options for their disease. NCCN Guidelines for Patients do not replace the expertise and clinical judgment of the physician.
Digital versions of the library of NCCN Guidelines for Patients are available for download for free on NCCN.org/patients. NCCN currently offers digital patient resources for Breast, Colon, Esophageal, Non-Small Cell Lung, Ovarian, Pancreatic, and Prostate Cancers; Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia; Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma; Melanoma; Multiple Myeloma; and Soft Tissue Sarcoma; as well as Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) and Lung Cancer Screening.
For more information about the NCCN Guidelines for Patients or to order printed copies, visit NCCN.org/patients. ■