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NCCN Launches On-Demand Learning at www.nccn.org

Accredited Presentations Available to Oncology Professionals

JENKINTOWN, Pa., August 9, 2005 — The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) announced that CE-accredited presentations are now available online and on CD-ROM for oncology professionals. The presentations feature talks from NCCN experts recorded at regional guidelines symposia and the NCCN 10th Annual Conference: Clinical Practice Guidelines & Outcomes Data in Oncology™.

“NCCN is pleased to provide valuable information about advances in cancer care to oncology clinical professionals by offering these on-demand presentations,” said William T. McGivney, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, NCCN.

Annual Conference topics include:

  • Farnesyl Transferase Inhibition in Hematologic Malignancies
  • Management of Deep Vein Thrombosis in Cancer Patients
  • NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology™: Myeloid Growth Factors in Cancer Treatment
  • Nursing Topics in Oncology Care
  • Proteasome Inhibition as a Novel Therapeutic Approach in the Management of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (CD-ROM only)
  • Targeted Therapies as Innovative Mechanisms of Action in the Management of Cancer: EGFR Inhibition in Head and Neck Cancers
  • Trends in the Management of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia.

Presentations of NCCN regional guidelines symposia now available include Cancer- and Treatment-Related Fatigue and Anemia (Web only). CE-accredited presentations from other regional guidelines symposia will be available soon. These include: NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology™: Breast Cancer; NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology™: Colorectal Cancers; and NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology™: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

For more information about NCCN On-Demand Learning, contact NCCN at 215-690-0300.

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