Educational Events & Programs
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)
works in collaboration with third party organizations to present the NCCN Clinical
Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN
Guidelines®) to international audiences of clinicians and
other medical professionals. Additionally, NCCN collaborates to create and
distribute International Adaptations
and 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. The primary
goal of all NCCN initiatives is to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency
of oncology practice so patients with cancer can live better lives.
The continued emergence of the NCCN Guidelines® as the global standard
for clinical policy in oncology was reflected in the growing number and scope of
invitations for NCCN to present to international audiences.
NCCN has presented the NCCN Guidelines and supporting data at interactive educational
On the global stage, NCCN addresses areas such as screening, staging, and therapeutic
strategies for tumor types as well as supportive care options. Multidisciplinary
management approaches to certain oncologic diseases were discussed by medical oncologists,
surgical oncologists, and radiation oncologists from world-recognized NCCN Member
Institutions and leading foreign cancer centers. Additionally, regional experts
presented information about their patient populations and respective management
approaches to the disease states.
Demand has also increased for the development and publication of foreign editions
of the NCCN Guidelines. These resources include adaptations accounting for metabolic
differences in populations, accessibility of technology, and regulatory status of
health care technologies used in cancer management in the specified country. The
foreign editions of NCCN Guidelines are developed by the host country’s oncology
thought leaders in conjunction with NCCN Guidelines Panel Members. Modified NCCN
Guidelines are published and distributed locally to aid clinicians in determining
appropriate and effective avenues of care.
As a final note, approximately 47% of registered users of the
NCCN Guidelines®, NCCN Drugs & Biologics Compendium (NCCN
Compendium®), and NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates (NCCN
Templates®) reside outside the United States, illustrating
that the interest and implementation of NCCN resources in the global community continues
* As of January 1, 2012, NCCN will no longer be affiliated with EMD Scientific Communications
Group, including the legal entities EMD China Scientific Communication (Beijing)
Ltd., Beijing, EMD Scientific Communication (Shanghai Branch) Ltd., EMD Asia Scientific
Communication Ltd., EMD China Scientific Communication Ltd., EMD Scientific Network
Corporation (China) Ltd., and EMD Asia Scientific Communication (Taiwan Branch)
Co. Ltd., (collectively, “EMD”) in any capacity and, effective on that
date, EMD will have relinquished any and all previous licenses to use the NCCN name,
branding, and products. EMD may not produce, publish, or distribute NCCN Clinical
Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), NCCN Guidelines®:
China Editions, NCCN Asia Consensus Statements, or any other NCCN materials or their
derivatives. EMD is not authorized to organize, promote, or solicit sponsorship
for any NCCN activity, including but not limited to the NCCN Guidelines: China Editions
panel meetings, NCCN Asia Consensus Statements panel meetings, the NCCN Asia Scientific
Congress, NCCN Global Leadership Exchange Program, and NCCN Symposia. NCCN is dedicated
to continuing and enhancing its initiative in China in order to improve oncology
practice to the benefit of Chinese patients with cancer.
View NCCN International
Adaptations & Translations
from a series of international surveys
View NCCN eBulletin Articles on international initiatives
Educational Programs in the United States
If you are a foreign citizen interested to attend one of our domestic educational
programs and require a visa application letter from NCCN to travel, please contact Jorge Bacigalupo, Global Business Development Specialist.
Please allow three weeks for processing of your request.
Opportunities for Collaboration and Sponsorship
We welcome the opportunity to explore potential
business collaborations with you.
If you have questions about NCCN international programs, please contact Jorge Bacigalupo, Global Business Development Specialist.
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