THE NATIONAL Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) announced that the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) were downloaded more than 10 million times in 2018, marking a 26% increase over downloads in 2017. The NCCN Guidelines provide up-to-date recommendations for health-care providers on how best to treat and manage the cancers responsible for at least 97% of all cancer diagnoses. The recommendations are determined by multidisciplinary panels of cancer type–specific experts from the 28 leading academic cancer centers comprised by NCCN. The NCCN Guidelines are available for anyone to download for free at nccn.org or by mobile app.
Robert W. Carlson, MD
“The NCCN Guidelines are an essential tool in cancer care around the globe, in large part because of how frequently they are updated,” explained Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer of NCCN.
“Whenever there’s important new research data or treatment approvals, the relevant NCCN panel(s) of experts will review the evidence and make their recommendations. That way people with cancer, no matter where in the world they live, can know their doctor has free access to the most current evidence- and expert consensus–based approach.” ■