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New Abbreviated Patient Resource Available—NCCN Quick Guide™ for Prostate Cancer

By Laura Hanisch, PsyD, Medical Writer/Patient Information Specialist, NCCN

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has published the first NCCN Quick Guide™ for Prostate Cancer. This resource summarizes key points of the NCCN Guidelines for Patients®: Prostate Cancer, Version 2015, which was published earlier this month. Key points include recommendations for initial and subsequent treatment and suggestions for the decision-making process.

The NCCN Guidelines for Patients® and NCCN Quick Guide™ for Prostate Cancer provide the same current and accurate cancer information on health care options that clinicians access in the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®).

A digital version of the NCCN Quick Guide™ for Prostate Cancer is available free-of-charge on

NCCN currently offers NCCN Guidelines for Patients for the following: Breast Cancer: Stages 0-IV; Colon, Esophageal, Non-Small Cell Lung, Ovarian, Pancreatic, and Prostate Cancers; Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA); Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia; Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma; Melanoma; Multiple Myeloma; Lung Cancer Screening; and Soft Tissue Sarcoma. NCCN Quick Guide™ sheets are currently available for Stage IV Breast and Prostate Cancers, as well as Lung Cancer Screening.

NCCN is committed to developing a comprehensive patient library with support from the NCCN Foundation®.