The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 23 of the world's leading cancer centers is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers. The primary goal of all NCCN initiatives is to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of oncology practice so patients can live better lives.
World-renowned experts from NCCN Member Institutions diagnose and treat patients with a broad spectrum of cancers and are recognized for dealing with complex, aggressive, or rare cancers. More than 160,000 new patients receive cancer care at NCCN Member Institutions over the course of any year. NCCN Member Institutions pioneered the concept of the multidisciplinary team approach to patient care and lead the fight against cancer as they integrate programs in patient care, research, and education. Our programs offer access to expert physicians, superior treatment, and quality and safety initiatives that continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care. Forty-two Nobel Prize winners have served on the faculties of NCCN Member Institutions.
Our mission, 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.
To be the world's leader in defining and advancing high-quality, high-value cancer care.
NCCN News includes all the latest announcements about NCCN programs, educational materials and upcoming events as well as helpful information for journalists. A complete listing of current and archived press releases, including NCCN Guidelines updates, announcements about the NCCN Oncology Research Program (ORP), and news at NCCN Member Institutions is easily accessible from the newsroom. Information and featured articles from NCCN eBulletin Newsletter, NCCN's electronic newsletter, can also be found in NCCN News.
NCCN’s Board of Directors is comprised of key leadership from each of the 23 NCCN Member Institutions, and the Board provides oversight for NCCN activities. The Chairman of the Board of Directors is Samuel M. Silver, MD, PhD, from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The NCCN Chief Executive Officer is Robert W. Carlson, MD, who provides overall direction for the organization.
The NCCN Foundation is the philanthropic affiliate of NCCN embracing the NCCN mission of improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of care provided to patients with cancer. The Chair of the Foundation Board of Directors is The Honorable Ellen O. Tauscher, former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control & International Security and Member of Congress.
The NCCN Corporate Council is an important resource for the development and expansion of NCCN programs. NCCN gratefully acknowledges the support and commitment of these companies to the improvement of the treatments available to the patients whom we all serve. We also appreciate the recognition of NCCN's necessary autonomy in all decision-making regarding the conclusions, recommendations and outcomes of NCCN programs and resources.
NCCN is an Equal Opportunity Employer in a significant growth phase. If you would like to become part of our premier organization dedicated to developing programs and products to enhance cancer care, please see our employment opportunities. We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit alliance of 23 of the world’s leading cancer centers. All NCCN Member Institutions are not-for-profit organizations. NCCN and its Member Institutions are dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer. NCCN develops scientific, evaluative information to inform and improve decisions that can lead to better care. The development of NCCN information is based upon the independent evaluation of available scientific evidence integrated with the expert judgment of leading clinicians.
The NCCN Member Institutions are: