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NCCN Holds Second Annual International Day

By Jonathan Larsen, MPP, Manager, Global Business Development

On 16 March 2014, National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) held its second annual International Day in conjunction with the NCCN 19th Annual Conference:  Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care™. During the Conference, which was held earlier this month, hematologists from Latin America came to Hollywood, Florida to attend Conference sessions and to meet with NCCN Guidelines Panel members and NCCN staff to discuss the consideration of a regional adaptation of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Multiple Myeloma necessary for effective utilization of the guidelines in the region.

“NCCN is delighted to share perspectives with our Latin American colleagues on care provided to multiple myeloma patients in the U.S. and Latin America,” said Joan S. McClure, MS, Senior Vice President of Clinical Information and Publications, NCCN.  “The goal of NCCN’s international collaborations is to identify ways to improve the quality of care for all people with cancer.” 

Clinical participants in the second annual International Day included, Kenneth Anderson, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Chair, NCCN Multiple Myeloma Guidelines Panel; William Bensinger, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Vice-Chair, NCCN Multiple Myeloma Guidelines Panel; Vania Hungria, MD, PhD, Santa Casa Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil; Dorotea Fantl, MD, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Gustavo Milone, MD, FUNDALEU, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Angelo Maiolino, MD, PhD, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.