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 Fellows Program

The NCCN Policy and Advocacy Fellowship program provides exposure to oncology policy and related skills for early-career health policy professionals who have demonstrated the potential for leadership in their fields. NCCN Policy fellows learn techniques in policy research, development, advocacy, communication, and implementation of oncology policy programs that further NCCN's mission to improve and facilitate quality, effective, equitable, and accessible cancer care so all patients can live better lives. Areas of focus for NCCN policy fellowships include Global Oncology Policy, State Oncology Policy, and Quality and Value in Oncology.


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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