National Comprehensive Cancer Network

About NCCN

NCCN International Programs – Europe

By Jorge Bacigalupo, Global Business Development Specialist, NCCN

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) aims to define and improve high-quality, high-value cancer care around the globe, including Europe.

NCCN is collaborating with Foundation for Excellence and Quality in Oncology (ECO) to publish Spanish translations of NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), as well as regional adaptations for Spain. NCCN Guidelines® for the following diseases will be translated into Spanish and adapted for use in Spain: Breast, Colorectal, Non-Small Cell Lung, and Prostate Cancers, and Melanoma. ECO is a leading association in Spain, formed by medical oncologists, with the commitment to improving quality care for cancer patients, promoting excellence in clinical assistance, investigation, and training.

In addition to collaborations in Spain, NCCN will participate in educational speaking engagements in Poland. The speaking engagements will be held during the 19th Congress of the Polish Society of Clinical Oncology (PTOK) at the Polish Baltic Philharmonic in Gdańsk.

NCCN has a large active presence in Europe with more than 160,000 registered oncology professionals and over 600,000 NCCN Guidelines downloaded in 2015.

The graph above represents the top countries of registered users in Europe

Translations and Adaptations of the NCCN Guidelines for Europe

In 2015, NCCN translated the NCCN Guidelines for Breast, Cervical, Colon, NSCL, and Ovarian Cancers into French and Polish. Moreover, in 2016, NCCN plans to translate the following NCCN Guidelines into French, German, and Italian: Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas and Multiple Myeloma.

Adaptations of the NCCN Guidelines are developed by the host country's oncology thought leaders in conjunction with NCCN Guidelines Panel Members. Modified NCCN Guidelines are developed to aid clinicians in determining appropriate and effective avenues of care in the specified country.

To view the entire library of 11 translations and one adaptation of NCCN Guidelines for Europe, visit

If you would like to learn more about translation or regional adaptations of the NCCN Guidelines or other NCCN Content as well as other international programming opportunities, please contact Jorge Bacigalupo,