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New Regional Adaptation of NCCN Guidelines for Colon Cancer will Aid in Treatment of Patients in Spain

By Jorge Bacigalupo, Global Business Development Specialist, NCCN

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) in collaboration with the Foundation for Excellence and Quality in Oncology (ECO) published the Spanish translations of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Colon Cancer adapted for use in Spain. This adaptation is part of a larger ongoing project to translate and adapt the NCCN Guidelines® for Breast, Non-Small Cell Lung, and Prostate Cancers, and Melanoma for use in Spain.

ECO is a leading association in Spain, formed by medical oncologists, with the commitment of improving quality care for cancer patients, promoting excellence in clinical assistance, investigation, and training.

As explained by Dr. Vicente Guillem, President of the ECO Foundation (Excellence and Quality in Oncology), "The agreement we reached with NCCN for the translation and adaptation of these five clinical practice guidelines into Spanish has been an exciting and pioneering project at the European level. All the members of the ECO Foundation are proud of this collaboration, and we strongly believe that with this initiative we have taken an important step towards the excellence of the entire cancer community. This agreement allows all the agents involved in the management of cancer patients to the most prestigious guidelines in cancer worldwide adapted to the Spanish patient population, and we are committed to continue working in the future in collaboration with NCCN in order to improve cancer care, ensuring excellence in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment in Spain.”

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If you would like to learn more about adaptations of the NCCN Guidelines, please contact Jorge Bacigalupo,