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NCCN Annual Report 2016

Patient Resources

Just a Swipe Away

NCCN Patient Guides for Cancer Mobile App

An estimated 1.6 million new cancer cases were diagnosed in 2016 in the United

States, and in today's health care system, it is imperative that patients have access to

evidence-based cancer treatment information that they can trust.

Since 2010, NCCN Foundation has provided patients with free easy-to-understand

adaptations of NCCN Guidelines, empowering them make informed decisions with

access to the same world-class treatment recommendations their doctors use.

Available free on

NCCN.org/patients ,

the NCCN Guidelines for Patients were

accessed more than 6.5 million times in 2016. But, in this digital age, NCCN

Foundation took it one step further with the launch of the NCCN Patient Guides for

Cancer mobile app, free on both Android and iOS devices.

NCCN Patient Guides for Cancer provides access to the library of NCCN Guidelines

for Patients and NCCN Quick Guide

tm

sheets—one page summaries of key points

within the NCCN Guidelines for Patients. For off-line access at any time, users can

download these resources and simply swipe through. Moreover, users are notified of

new and updated materials on the app to ensure they have access to the most up-to-

date treatment information in this time of rapid innovation.

“With the launch of the new mobile app, patients and caregivers have easy-to-

understand cancer treatment information at the tips of their fingers. We are excited

to deliver this world-class information to all audiences, whether in print, online, or via

mobile device,” said Marcie R. Reeder, MPH, Executive Director, NCCN Foundation.

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For information on how to download the NCCN Patient Guides for Cancer mobile app, visit

NCCN.org/apps .