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NCCN Participates in 10th International Course of the Brazilian Cancer Society at the University of Colorado Cancer Center

By Jonathan Larsen, MPP, Manager, Global Business Development

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) leadership participated in the 10th International Course of the Brazilian Cancer Society at the University of Colorado Cancer Center—one of the 25 NCCN Member Institutions—held from February 17-20, 2014. The International Course brought surgical oncologists and medical oncologists representing the Brazilian Cancer Society, the world’s second oldest cancer society, to Colorado for a four-day educational program covering various areas of advancement in the treatment and management of cancer, including but not limited to, colorectal, lung, pancreatic, and prostate cancers.

Joan McClure, MS, Senior Vice President of Clinical Information and Publications, NCCN, provided a presentation titled, “Guidelines and Quality Care,” discussing the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), the delivery of high-quality oncology care, and NCCN’s international collaborations.

Ricardo Antunes, MD, FACS, Vice President of the Brazilian Cancer Society and Director, Paulista Cancer Institute in Sao Paulo, Brazil, noted that, in Brazil, “[Oncologists] always follow the NCCN Guidelines and, finally, we have a chance to interact with the NCCN leadership. This is a dream come true.”

Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, Director, University of Colorado Cancer Center, said of the Brazilian visit, “We thoroughly enjoyed hosting our Brazilian colleagues and look forward to future interactions and relationships that can be mutually beneficial.”

For more information about NCCN international initiatives, please visit NCCN.org/international.