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Videos of NCCN Breast Cancer Experts and Resources to Guide Treatment Offered on NCCN.com


NCCN.com features a number of breast cancer resources including videos of experts and patient-friendly guidelines that enable patients and caregivers to take an active role in making treatment decisions.


FORT WASHINGTON, PA — Breast Cancer Awareness Month may be coming to a close, but the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) offers resources to help patients with breast cancer understand their options and arrive at the best treatment plan any day of the year. Whether women are interested in breast cancer screening, making treatment decisions, or staying well after treatment, NCCN.com features a number of patient-friendly tools and resources available free of charge including:

  • Videos of experts from NCCN Member Institutions answering important questions about breast cancer, including diagnosis and treatment concerns.
  • A newly updated version of the NCCN Guidelines for Patients™: Breast Cancer, available on-line as well as in a printed booklet. To request a hard copy of this resource, email abdalian@nccn.org.
  • Additional articles, including tip sheets, focusing on all facets of breast cancer to support patients, caregivers, and survivors.

The NCCN Guidelines for Patients™ are translations of the professional NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), which physicians around the globe use when determining appropriate cancer treatment. Although breast cancer is a complex disease, the NCCN Guidelines for Patients™ presents the same information that physicians use when making treatment decisions in an easy-to-understand format for patients.

Through NCCN.com, NCCN aims to educate people about cancer so they can have more informed conversations with their health care providers and ultimately live longer and better quality lives. NCCN.com includes information on all facets of cancer, from prevention and screening through life after cancer.

About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 25 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
  • Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  • 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
  • Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital