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New Latin American Edition of NCCN Guidelines Available

By Jorge Bacigalupo, Global Business Development Program Manager, NCCN

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has published a new Latin American Edition of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Prostate Cancer on NCCN.org and the Virtual Library of NCCN Guidelines® app, available for iPhones and Android™ devices. 

This Latin American Edition is the result of a three-year collaboration with LACOG (Latin American Cooperative Oncology Group) to annually update and develop the NCCN Guidelines for Prostate Cancer Latin American Edition. NCCN faculty discussed with a multidisciplinary group of physicians from LACOG to accomplish the third update of the NCCN Guidelines for Prostate Cancer Latin American Edition. During the discussion, attendees considered regional adaptations of the NCCN Guidelines for Prostate Cancer, which are necessary for effective utilization of the NCCN Guidelines in Latin America. LACOG representatives included physicians from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Peru.

Nearly half of all registered users of the NCCN Guidelines on NCCN.org report that they live outside the United States. NCCN regularly works with thought leaders throughout the world to review the NCCN Guidelines with consideration of metabolic differences in populations, local accessibility, and regulatory status of health care technologies used in cancer care in the specified country. The resulting foreign editions, regional adaptations, and consensus statements of the NCCN Guidelines are considered NCCN Guidelines derivatives. The modified NCCN Guidelines are then translated into the local language with specified modifications, published on NCCN.org, and distributed locally to aid clinicians in determining appropriate and effective cancer care.

For additional information on NCCN Global Programs, visit NCCN.org/global. To learn more about global programming opportunities, please contact Jorge Bacigalupo, Global Business Development Program Manager, at bacigalupo@nccn.org.