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NCCN Updates Library of NCCN Framework™

By Jorge Bacigalupo, Global Business Development Specialist, NCCN

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has developed the NCCN Framework for Resource Stratification of NCCN Guidelines (NCCN Framework™) for Bladder Cancer Version 2.2016 (final version), Gastric Cancer Version 3.2016 (final version), and Head and Neck Cancers: Lip and Oral Cavity Version 2.2016 (final version).

The NCCN Framework™ guides evidence-based adaptation to available clinical treatment resources. NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) are used widely around the world, including in a number of low and middle income countries (LMICs) where certain diagnostic tests and/or treatment approaches may be unavailable. The goal of the NCCN Framework™ is to define appropriate treatment pathways based on available resources—Basic, Core, Enhanced, and NCCN Guidelines®—and deliver a tool for health care providers to identify treatment options that will provide the best possible outcomes given specific resource constraints.

The NCCN Framework™ for Bladder, Breast, Cervical, Gastric, Head and Neck, Hepatobiliary, Non-Small Cell Lung, Pancreatic, and Prostate Cancers are available at

To learn more about NCCN’s global initiatives, including how to distribute and/or support translation of the NCCN Framework™, please contact Jorge Bacigalupo.