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NCCN Travels to Paris for the UICC 2016 World Cancer Congress

By Jorge Bacigalupo, Global Business Development Specialist, NCCN

Ealier this month, National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) leadership participated in a presentation titled, “Resource stratification for cancer treatment: adapting resources for improving outcomes in low and middle income countries (LMICs), track 2 – Closing the gap: quality cancer treatment and diagnosis for all.” This session was organized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and NCCN during the UICC 2016 World Cancer Congress: From Paris “Mobilizing action – Inspiring change” in Paris, France.

The presentation occurred on Tuesday, 1 November, and included the following topics and presenters:

  1. The Global Need for Resource Stratification, Benjamin Anderson, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (United States)
  2. NCCN Frameworks for Resource Stratification: Optimizing Outcomes in Low, Moderate, and High Resource Settings, Robert W. Carlson, MD, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (United States)
  3. NCCN Framework for Resource Stratification of Cervical Cancer Treatment, Wui-Jin Koh, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (United States)
  4. ASCO Resource-Stratified Guidelines: Context and Methodology, Linus Chuang, MD, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (United States)
  5. ASCO Resource-Stratified Guidelines on Prevention and Treatment of Cervical Cancer, Jonathan S. Berek , MD, MMS Stanford Women's Cancer Center (United States)

NCCN representatives included Dr. Carlson and Dr. Koh, who discussed major themes, including the need, implementation and utilization of the NCCN Framework for Resource Stratification of NCCN Guidelines (NCCN Framework™) in LMICs. Moreover, Dr. Anderson, Chair and Director of the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI), chaired the meeting and presented on the topic of the unmet need of resource stratification around the world.

NCCN recently became a member of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). UICC is a membership organization that exists to help the global health community accelerate the fight against cancer. Founded in 1933 and based in Geneva, Switzerland, UICC’s growing membership of more than 900 organizations across 155 countries, features the world’s major cancer societies, ministries of health, research institutes, and patient groups. Together with its members, key partners, the World Health Organization, World Economic Forum and others, UICC tackles the growing cancer crisis on a global scale. NCCN plans to collaborate with UICC on several projects to increase global delivery of and access to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®).

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