NCCN Annual Report 2013 - page 2

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Clinical Recommendations
NCCNOverview
TheNational ComprehensiveCancerNetwork
®
(NCCN
®
), a not-for-profit alliance of
23of theworld’s leading cancer centers devoted topatient care, research, and education,
is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so
that patients can live better lives.Through the leadership and expertise of clinical
professionals atNCCNMember Institutions,NCCNdevelops resources that present
valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As
the arbiter of high-quality cancer care,NCCNpromotes the importance of continuous
quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines
appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, andother health care decision-makers.
OurMission
Ourmission, as an alliance of leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and
education, is to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that
patients can live better lives.
OurVision
To be theworld’s leader indefining and advancing high-quality, high-value cancer care.
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