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NCCN Participates in the Israeli Society for Clinical Oncology and Radiation Therapy Annual Meeting (ISCORT 2018)

By Jorge Bacigalupo, Global Business Development Program Manager, NCCN

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) leadership and panel members attended the Israeli Society for Clinical Oncology and Radiation Therapy Annual Meeting (ISCORT 2018) in Eilat, Israel on January 9 – 12, 2018, and participated in several presentations and tumor specific workshops.

Representing NCCN were Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, NCCN, David S. Ettinger, MD, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, and James L. Mohler, MD, Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Dr. Carlson discussed and presented major themes, including the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), the NCCN Evidence Blocks™, the NCCN Framework for Resource Stratification of NCCN Guidelines (NCCN Framework™), and the NCCN Categories of Preference. Additionally, Dr. Carlson discussed the NCCN model for bringing evidence to practice. Dr. Ettinger delivered a pre-meeting workshop focusing on immunotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and a presentation on the NCCN Guidelines® for NSCLC. Dr. Mohler led a pre-meeting workshop on the NCCN Guidelines for Urologic Cancer and gave a presentation on the NCCN Guidelines for Prostate Cancer.

The ISCORT 2018 conference focused on all major topics in oncology and radiation therapy, and included novel studies, educational sessions, and multidisciplinary tumor boards. NCCN was delighted to attend the ISCORT 2018 conference. This opportunity was a springboard to increasing the global influence and demand for the NCCN Guidelines. Today, nearly half of all registered users of the NCCN Guidelines on report that they live outside the United States. In order to increase the global access to high-quality, high-value cancer care, NCCN has developed strategic global initiatives.

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