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Preliminary NCCN Guidelines® for Global Resource Stratification™: Cervical Cancer Now Available

FORT WASHINGTON, PA — The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has published a preliminary version of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Global Resource Stratification™: Cervical Cancer; these NCCN Guidelines® are optimized to account for variability in available clinical treatment resources.

NCCN Guidelines are used widely around the world, including in a number of regions with low- to mid-level resources. The goal of NCCN Guidelines for Global Resource Stratification™ is to identify appropriate treatment at four resource levels and deliver a tool for health care providers to select optimal care for their resource setting. These Guidelines build a rational approach for transition between resource levels with the goal of providing the highest attainable level of care.

The four levels of resources include:

  • Basic: Availability of fundamental services needed for a health care system to function at a minimal level
  • Limited: Availability of services that provide major improvements in outcomes and that are not cost prohibitive
  • Enhanced: Availability of services that provide lesser improvements in disease outcomes
  • Maximal: Availability of services that provide no improvement in disease outcomes, but are desirable services

NCCN develops and maintains 61 NCCN Guidelines, as well as more than 70 international adaptations and translations in 13 languages that allow for consideration of biologic differences in populations, local accessibility, and regulatory status of regimens used in specific global regions.

NCCN Guidelines for Global Resource Stratification™: Breast and Hepatobiliary Cancers will be published later this year.

To view the NCCN Guidelines for Global Resource Stratification™, visit


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:

  • Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
  • Case Comprehensive Cancer Center/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
  • City of Hope National Medical 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