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New Adaptations of the NCCN Guidelines for Colon and Rectal Cancers Available

Marisa Getzewich, Manager, Business Development

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) recently posted Latin American editions of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Colon and Rectal Cancers in both Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.  These adaptations are the result of NCCN's inaugural International Day held during the NCCN 18th Annual Conference: Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care™ on 17 March 2013. More than 20 physicians from across Latin America came to Hollywood, Florida to meet with NCCN Guidelines Panel members and staff to discuss the consideration of Latin American adaptations of the NCCN Guidelines® for Colon and Rectal Cancers necessary to allow for effective local utilization of the NCCN Guidelines.

Adaptations of NCCN Guidelines are available for use in Asia, China, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa region, and the Republic of South Korea. Additionally, translations of NCCN Guidelines are available in Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Latin American Spanish, and South Korean. To access these resources, or to learn more about NCCN international initiatives, please visit

If you would like to learn more about regional adaptations of the NCCN Guidelines or other international programming opportunities, please contact Jon Larsen,