NCCN Annual Report 2013 - page 9

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NCCNClinical PracticeGuidelines inOncology (NCCNGuidelines
®
)
TheNCCNClinical PracticeGuidelines inOncology (NCCNGuidelines
®
) include 58guidelineswith 157 algorithms that document
evidence-based, consensus-drivenmanagement to ensure that all patients receive preventive, diagnostic, treatment, and supportive
services that aremost likely to lead to optimal outcomes.
Recommendations in theNCCNGuidelines
®
are classified according to the following:
TheNCCNGuidelines
®
comprise recommendations on the
prevention, diagnosis, andmanagement of malignancies
across the continuum of care. TheNCCNGuidelines currently
apply to 97percent of cancers affectingpatients in theUnited
States. TheNCCNGuidelines incorporate real-time updates
in keepingwith the rapid advancements in the field of cancer
research andmanagement. SpecificNCCNGuidelines have
alsobeen developed for cancer screening andprevention, as
well as for supportive care issues important to themanagement
of patientswith cancer. TheNCCNGuidelines are intended to
assist all individualswho impact decision-making in cancer care,
includingphysicians, nurses, pharmacists, payers, patients and
their families, andmany others. The development of theNCCN
Guidelines is an ongoing and iterative process, which is based
NCCNCategoriesof Evidence andConsensus
Category 1
Category 2A
Category 2B
Category 3
Based upon
high-level
evidence, there is
uniform
NCCN consensus that the
intervention is appropriate.
Based upon
lower-level
evidence, there is
uniform
NCCN consensus that the
intervention is appropriate.
Based upon
lower-level
evidence, there is
NCCN
consensus
that the
intervention is appropriate.
Based upon
any level
of
evidence, there is
major
NCCNdisagreement
that the
intervention is appropriate.
All recommendations arecategory 2Aunlessotherwisenoted.
NCCN CLINICALRECOMMENDATIONS
NCCN clinical recommendations
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