02 November 2022 | News
To publish and translate evidence-based expert consensus guidelines for cancer care
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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of leading cancer centers in the United States, is announcing a new collaboration with Medlive to share NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) in China.
NCCN Guidelines are the recognised standard for clinical direction and policy in cancer management and the most thorough and frequently-updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine.
The current library of 84 evidence-based, expert consensus practice guidelines cover 97% of cancer cases affecting patients—with specific treatment recommendations for nearly every type of cancer, plus supportive care and prevention—and are updated at least once-a-year. There are also 65 patient-focused versions of the guidelines for patients and caregivers.
Although NCCN is a US-based organization, NCCN resources are accessed and utilized throughout the world. Nearly half of the 1.5 million registered users viewing NCCN Guidelines at NCCN.org or via the Virtual Library of NCCN Guidelines app are located outside of the US. China is currently the third-highest country for clinical practice guideline downloads, with more than 400,000 per year. This new in-country platform for guidelines is expected to increase that number significantly.