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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
Stages I and II Breast Cancer, Version 1.2014
Supported by the NCCN Foundation
®
The NCCN Foundation supports the mission of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
®
(NCCN
®
) to improve the care
of patients with cancer. One of its aims is to raise funds to create a library of books for patients. Learn more about the NCCN
Foundation at
© 2014 National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc. All rights reserved. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
and illustrations
herein may not be reproduced in any form for any purpose without the express written permission of NCCN.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
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Fort Washington, PA 19034
215.690.0300
NCCN staff involved in creating the guidelines for patients and doctors include:
NCCN Patient Guidelines
Dorothy A. Shead, MS
Director, Patient and Clinical
Information Operations
Laura J. Hanisch, PsyD
Medical Writer/
Patient Information Specialist
Lacey Marlow
Associate Medical Writer
NCCN Guidelines
Rashmi Kumar, PhD
Oncology Scientist/Senior Medical Writer
NCCN Marketing
Susan Kidney
Graphic Design Specialist
NCCN Drugs & Biologics Programs
Rachael Clarke
Medical Copyeditor
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 providers, patients, businesses, and others. One resource is the
series of books for patients called the NCCN Patient Guidelines
®
. Each book presents the best practice for a type of cancer.
The patient books are based on clinical practice guidelines written for cancer 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 cancer treatment for their patients.
Panels of experts create the NCCN Guidelines. Most of the experts are from the 25 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. When funded, the patient books are updated to reflect the most recent
version of the NCCN Guidelines for doctors. For more information about the NCCN Guidelines, visit
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