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JNCCN Honored with APEX Award for Publication Excellence

SUDBURY, MA, August 6, 2003 – JNCCN, the newly-launched journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), was recently presented with the APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the New Magazines and Journals subcategory of the Journals division.

Clayton Jones, CEO of Jones and Bartlett, said, “This award recognizes the outstanding achievement that publication of the JNCCN represents, both in terms of scholarly publishing in general, and the NCCN’s pre-eminent role in the advancement of patient care in cancer. It has been a privilege for J&B to collaborate with the superb staff at NCCN, under the visionary leadership of Bill McGivney, to produce this important new journal. We look forward to continuing and expanding the partnership for many years.”

“We are proud of JNCCN and the success it has seen,” said William T. McGivney, PhD, NCCN’s Chief Executive Officer. “It is an honor to have the hard work and dedication of our Editor in Chief, Dr. Rodger J. Winn, his editorial staff, and JNCCN authors recognized, as well as that of Jones and Bartlett.”

APEX, the Annual Awards for Publication Excellence Competition, is open to communicators in corporate, nonprofit, and independent settings. According to the award committee, these awards are intended to highlight publications that show “excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and the success of the entry… in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence.”

JNCCN is one of the most widely circulated peer-reviewed journals in oncology and is dedicated to improving the quality of cancer care by providing the latest information about best clinical practices, oncology outcomes, and new research initiatives. This information is provided through the publication of NCCN`s Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology as well as review articles analyzing recommendations, and health services and clinical research papers pointing to new advances that will become standard practices in the future. Further goals are to address oncology practice for all stages and presentations, to enhance communication among oncology experts in academic and community settings, and to provide a forum for correspondence, and commentary. Published quarterly in 2003, JNCCN will be published on a bimonthly basis starting in 2004.

Jones and Bartlett, an independent, family-owned publisher headquartered in Sudbury, Massachusetts, is the eighth largest college publisher in the United States, publishing text, professional, and reference books and a variety of multimedia and online products. Jones and Bartlett is widely recognized in the fields of mathematics, computer science, life sciences, physical sciences, health education, allied health, medicine, nursing, emergency care, emergency medical services, fire science and criminal justice. For more information, please visit our website at

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of 19 of the world`s leading cancer centers, is an authoritative source of information to help patients and health professionals make informed decisions about cancer care. Through the collective expertise of its member institutions, the NCCN develops, updates, and disseminates a complete library of clinical practice guidelines. The NCCN’s complete spectrum of programs emphasizes improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of oncology practice. Programs include: Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology, Treatment Guidelines for Patients, Oncology Outcomes Database, Clinical Trials Network, educational conferences and symposia for clinicians, the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and collaborations with managed care organizations. For more information, visit

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About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 27 leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers. The primary goal of all NCCN initiatives is to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of oncology practice so patients can live better lives. For more information, visit

The NCCN Member Institutions are:

  • Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
  • Case Comprehensive Cancer Center/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
  • City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center | Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
  • Duke Cancer Institute
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
  • Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
  • Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Stanford Cancer Institute
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • University of Colorado Cancer Center
  • University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital