NCCN Policy and Advocacy Program

NCCN works to advance patient access to high-quality, evidence-based cancer care through engagement with policymakers, regulatory agencies, and private and public payers. NCCN also engages in robust external stakeholder engagement and develops educational programming on relevant policy issues. NCCN actively works with regulatory agencies, payers, and legislators to ensure the appropriate and efficient use of NCCN Guidelines and associated clinical content in legislation, regulation, coverage policy, and quality and value programs. 

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Policy Summit Series

    NCCN Oncology Policy Summits provide an opportunity for oncology stakeholders to thoughtfully discuss relevant health policy concerns. In 2023, NCCN will hold three Policy Summits, including a patient advocacy summit, that will engage a diverse group of stakeholders, including patients, advocates, clinicians, administrators, payers, regulatory experts, and others.

    View the 2023 Policy Summit Series

    Cancer Moonshot

    Nearly 100 Cancer Organizations Urge Congress to Fund Cancer Moonshot Initiatives

    Read the Letter           Read the Press Release


    Elevating Cancer Equity

    Workgroup Group Recommendations

    The Elevating Cancer Equity: Recommendations to Reduce Racial Disparities in Access to Guideline Adherent Cancer Care webinar was held on Monday, February 22, 2021.

    View the recorded webinarView webinar slides

    Policy Priorities and Library of Policy Position Statements

    The NCCN Oncology Policy Program supports and advocates for policies that:

    NCCN’s policy priorities are developed and updated by organization leadership with recommendations from our Policy Advisory Group as needed. The positions linked above are intended to endorse policies that further this mission throughout the United States. NCCN's comment letters to federal agencies and the US congress are publicly available and can be found at the policy priority hyperlinks above under the appropriate position statement.

    If you are interested in learning more about NCCN’s policy work or would like to inform NCCN of a policy initiative related to our priorities, please contact the policy program at


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