National Comprehensive Cancer Network

About NCCN

About NCCN

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 25 of the world's leading cancer centers devoted to patient 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 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.

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. NCCN Member Institutions pioneered the concept of the multidisciplinary team approach to patient care and conduct innovative research that contributes significantly to understanding, diagnosing, and treating cancer. NCCN programs offer access to expert physicians, superior treatment, and quality and safety initiatives that continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care.

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

To be the world's leader in defining and advancing high-quality, high-value cancer care.

Our Core Values

The NCCN Core Values represent the principles that we, the NCCN team, strive to embrace. As representatives of the world's leading cancer centers, we believe that by exemplifying these ideals within our organization, we can improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.

View the NCCN Core Values

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NCCN News

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 Leadership

NCCN’s Board of Directors is comprised of key leadership from each of the 25 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.


NCCN Foundation

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.

Organizations who are interested in supporting the NCCN Foundation®, are encouraged to contact Marcie Reeder, MPH, Executive Director, NCCN Foundation.


NCCN Corporate Council

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 Employment Opportunities

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.


NCCN Supporter and Exhibitor Opportunities

Organizations who are interested in supporting NCCN programs are encouraged to contact C. Lyn Fitzgerald, Vice President, U.S. & Global Development.

Organizations who are interested in exhibiting at NCCN programs are encouraged to contact Jennifer Tredwell, Senior Director, Marketing.

Organizations who are interested in supporting NCCN CE programs are encouraged to contact Deborah Moonan, Director, Continuing Education and Grants.


Permissions Requests

Please go to our Permissions Requests Section to submit a request.


NCCN Disclosure of Organizational Relationships

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit alliance of 25 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.


NCCN Member Institutions

The NCCN Member Institutions are: