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NCCN Participates in the 19th Brazilian Congress of Clinical Oncology

By Jorge Bacigalupo, Global Business Development Specialist, NCCN

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) leadership participated in the 19th Brazilian Congress of Clinical Oncology held in Iguaçu Falls, Paraná, Brazil from 29 October to 1 November 2015.

The Oncology Congress brought more than 1,000 national and international oncology professionals for a four-day educational program covering topics ranging from public and supplementary health to symposia on immuno-oncology. The Oncology Congress served as a dynamic platform for the advancement and discussion of cancer science, politics, and medicine, and for the promotion of new considerations on an international level. The highly engaging and interactive multidisciplinary program included representatives from various Brazilian states and several countries across the world.

Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, NCCN, led an interactive presentation titled, “Experience Exchange with NCCN.”  The purpose of the presentation was to educate the Brazilian oncologist participants on the formation and implementation of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) and derivative products, such as the NCCN Resource Stratified Framework for the NCCN Guidelines (NCCN Framework™). In addition, Dr. Carlson presented NCCN’s role with patient organizations and participated in a round table discussion titled, “Improving Oncology Treatments: What are our roles?”  

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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