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NCCN Participates in 20th Brazilian Oncology Congress

By Jorge Bacigalupo, Global Business Development Specialist, NCCN

On September 2 – 5, 2015, National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) leadership participated in the 20th Brazilian Oncology Congress held in Brasilia, Brazil.

The Oncology Congress brought more than 2,000 surgical oncologists and medical oncologists for a two-day educational program covering various areas of advancement in the treatment and management of cancer in Brazil. In addition, the Oncology Congress included representatives from various Brazilian states, as well as other South American countries and Europe.

Participants discussed seven major themes, including clinical cancer research, cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis, gastric cancer, genetics in cancer, molecular oncology, palliative care, and statistics in cancer. 

Joan McClure, MS, Senior Vice President of Clinical Information and Publications, NCCN, presented the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) and value-based treatment decisions, the NCCN Resource Stratified Framework for the NCCN Guidelines (NCCN Framework™),  and Ethical Issues in Implementing New Technologies to further broaden NCCN’s reach and impact on a global level.

The global influence and demand for the NCCN Guidelines® is ever increasing. 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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