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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Prostate Cancer
Version 1.2014
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Credits
NCCN aims to improve the care given to patients
with cancer. NCCN staff work with experts to create
helpful programs and resources for many stakeholders.
Stakeholders include health care providers, patients,
businesses, and others. One resource is the series of
booklets for patients called the NCCN Patient Guidelines.
Each booklet presents the best practice for a type of
cancer.
NCCN abbreviations and acronyms
NCCN
®
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
®
NCCN Patient Guidelines
®
NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
NCCN Guidelines
®
NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology
®
The patient booklets are based on clinical practice
guidelines written for doctors. These guidelines are called
the NCCN Guidelines. Clinical practice guidelines list
the best health care options for groups of patients. Many
doctors use them to help plan treatment for their patients.
However, they do not present the best care for every
patient. Your doctor may recommend other tests and
treatments based on your information.
Panels of experts create the NCCN Guidelines.
Most of the experts are from the 23 NCCN Member
Institutions. Panelists may include surgeons, radiation
oncologists, medical oncologists, and patient advocates.
Recommendations in the NCCN Guidelines are based on
clinical trials and the experience of the panelists.
The NCCN Guidelines are updated at least once a
year. For more information on the NCCN Guidelines,
visit
/
guidelines-development.asp
.
NCCN Patient Guidelines
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