NCCN Releases New Asia Consensus Statement and Translations
By Jonathan Larsen, MPP, Manager, Global Business Development
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) recently published the NCCN Asia Consensus Statement for Prostate Cancer, as well as new translations of the NCCN Distress Thermometer Screening Tool from the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Distress Management in Polish, Swedish, and Romanian.
In September 2013, James L. Mohler, MD, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Chair of the NCCN Prostate Cancer Panel, travelled to Incheon, South Korea to represent NCCN on a panel of multidisciplinary specialists from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand in consensus discussions to successfully update the last version of the Asia Consensus Statement for Prostate Cancer, published in 2011. These discussions included scientific descriptions and analyses of variations in care across numerous regions in Asia.
The Asia Consensus Statement for Prostate Cancer is an English-language manuscript designed to provide a clinical resource for Asian specialists who are involved in the management of patients with prostate cancer in Asia. In addition to NCCN, the Asia Pacific Society of Uro-Oncology, Asian Pacific Prostate Society, and Japan Society of Clinical Oncology collaborated on this update.
Translations of select NCCN Guidelines® are now available in Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish. Translations of the NCCN Guidelines for Hodgkin Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Prostate Cancer, and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas in Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish were supported by an educational grant from Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company. The NCCN Distress Thermometer Screening Tool is now available in Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Swedish. To access these resources, please visit NCCN.org.
If you would like to learn more about translations, how to support translations and regional adaptations of the NCCN Guidelines, or other international programming opportunities, please contact Jonathan Larsen, MPP, Manager, Global Business Development, at Larsen@nccn.org.