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National Comprehensive Cancer Network Announces 8th Annual Conference

ROCKLEDGE, PA, January 27, 2003 – The National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s 8th Annual Conference: Clinical Practice Guidelines & Outcomes Data in Oncology is being held on March 12 – 16, 2003 in Hollywood, Florida at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa. This annual meeting provides oncology professionals from across the country with a forum for discussing the newest updates of NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines and Outcomes Data in Oncology.

More than 700 oncologists (in both private practice and academic settings), nurses, pharmacists, administrators, and case managers attend the five-day educational meeting. This year’s sessions include updates on NCCN’s Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology in the areas of breast cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, cervical cancer screening, acute myeloid leukemia, cancer-related fatigue, gastric-esophageal cancer, and thyroid carcinoma.

“NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology are widely recognized and used as the standard for clinical policy in oncology,” said William T. McGivney, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of NCCN. “The NCCN Annual Conference is the forum that brings together oncology professionals and NCCN thought leaders to discuss present best practices and therapeutics that hold promise for future care.”

The educational program includes cutting-edge sessions about the latest and most exciting developments in NCCN guidelines and results, and new directions of the NCCN Oncology Outcomes Database project. NCCN panel members, experts in their field, lead guidelines sessions.

A highlight of the annual meeting is the popular roundtable discussion, moderated by Clifford Goodman, PhD. This year’s topic is FDA Approval Process - Meeting the Need for Promising Therapeutics for Patients with Serious and Life-Threatening Disease.

NCCN provides CME credits for physicians and offers accreditations for nurse managers, pharmacists, and case managers as well. To register or to view the complete conference agenda, go to www.nccn.org. For more information, contact NCCN at the conference hotline at 866-788-NCCN or by e-mail.

About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 27 of the world's 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 NCCN.org.

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 Cancer Institute
  • 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 Comprehensive 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