NCCN Launches NCCNChina.org, a Valuable On-line Resource for the Chinese Oncology Community
NCCN has launched NCCNChina.org, a valuable on-line resource for clinical professionals and other health care decision-makers in China.
FORT WASHINGTON, PA — The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has launched NCCNChina.org, a valuable on-line resource for clinical professionals and other health care decision-makers in China. NCCNChina.org currently features the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines™) – China Editions. Based on the NCCN Guidelines™, the China Editions comprise the extensive expertise of more than 100 Chinese cancer specialists in collaboration with NCCN panel experts. The China Editions contain recommendations revised specifically to account for genetic, pharmacological, and regulatory considerations of the Chinese population.
NCCNChina.org is committed to providing Chinese oncologists with the latest information in cancer management and aims to increase familiarity and understanding of the NCCN Guidelines among Asian oncologists in order to improve the effectiveness of treatment for a broader population of patients with cancer. Through NCCNChina.org and the collaborative efforts of NCCN and Chinese thought leaders, NCCN looks forward to serving as an important resource of clinical data for the oncology community in China.
The NCCN Guidelines are the recognized standard for clinical policy in oncology in the United States. Expert clinicians across Asia recognize and apply the NCCN Guidelines in practice and have collaborated with NCCN on the translation, adaptation, and implementation of national versions of the NCCN Guidelines. NCCN and cancer-care thought leaders in China have had a long-standing collaboration in the development of the NCCN Guidelines – China Editions - the most authoritative reference for oncology practice in China. Indeed, of the 1.1 million unique visitors to the NCCN website (www.nccn.org) every year, almost 300,000 are from Asian countries. Forty-six thousand unique visitors are from China.
NCCN regularly collaborates with international organizations around the world to create and distribute translations of the NCCN Guidelines, which may include modifications representative of metabolic differences in populations, technological considerations, and regulatory status of agents used in cancer management, such as availabilities of drugs, biologics, devices, and procedures.
To learn more about NCCN`s international initiatives, please visit NCCN.org
About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
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. For more information, visit NCCN.org.
The NCCN Member Institutions are:
- Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at The Nebraska Medical Center
- City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
- Duke Cancer Institute
- Fox Chase Cancer Center
- Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center / Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
- The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
- Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
- Moffitt Cancer Center
- The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
- Roswell Park Cancer Institute
- Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
- Stanford Cancer Institute
- University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
- UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
- UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
- University of Colorado Cancer Center
- University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center