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International Review of NCCN Framework for Resource Stratification of NCCN Guidelines (NCCN Framework™)

Disease oriented, multidisciplinary expert panels of clinician scientists who practice medicine in the leading academic cancer centers in the United States develop the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®). Many of them also have experience teaching and treating patients in middle- and low-resource areas. However, for most, this activity comprises a limited portion of their experience.

In developing the NCCN Framework™, NCCN realized that review by clinicians who regularly practice in lower resource settings is a critical component in creating NCCN Framework™ that are acceptable and useful in these settings.  NCCN thanks those clinicians from around the world who have given their time and expertise to review the NCCN Framework™ and provide thoughtful input. The NCCN Framework Committee reviews the input from all international reviewers and update the NCCN Framework™ as appropriate.

NCCN extends its sincere gratitude to those clinicians from around the world who generously give their time and expertise to review the NCCN Framework™ and provide thoughtful input. 

NCCN acknowledges the following experts:

Hideyuki Akaza, MD
Strategic Investigation on Comprehensive Cancer Network
Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies/Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies
The University of Tokyo, Japan

Olusegun I. Alatise, MB.ChB, M.Sc, FWACS, FMCS
Surgical Oncology/Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences
Obafemi Awolowo University/Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Chandrakanth Are, MD
Department of Surgery and Surgical Oncology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE, United States

Glauco Baiocchi, MD, PhD
Director, Department of Gynecologic Oncology
AC Camargo Cancer Center
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Professor Michael Barton, OAM
Research Director
Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research
Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia

Jordi Bruix, MD
Head, Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer
Hospital Clinic
University of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Felipe A. Calvo, MD
Chairman, Department of Oncology General University Hospital Gregorio Marañon
Madrid, Spain

Alex Yuang-Chi Chang, MD
Professor of Oncology, John Hopkins University
Senior Consultant, Medical Oncology, John Hopkins Singapore
Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore

Senior Consultant/Chief of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Division of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre, Singapore

Andre Fay
Professor of Medicine at PUCRS School of Medicine, a
Staff Physician at “Instituto do Câncer do Hospital Mãe de Deus”
Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Alfonso Dueñas González, MD, PhD
Unit of Biomedical Research on Cancer
Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas UNAM/Instituto Nacional de Cancerología
Mexico City, Mexico

Wojciech Golusinski, MD, PhD
Department of Head and Neck Surgery
Poznan University of Medical Sciences
The Greater Poland Cancer Centre

Sudeep Gupta, MD, DM
Professor of Medical Oncology, ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre,
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

J. W. Awori Hayanga, MD, MPH, FACS
Assistant Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Outcomes
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Abdul-Rahman Jazieh, MD, MPH
Chairman, Oncology Department
King Abdulaziz Medical City
Saudi Arabia

Dr Makarand Khochikar MS DNB, FRCS, FEBU
Chief Uro-oncologist 
Siddhi Vinayak Ganapati Cancer Hospital, Miraj (India)
President Elect - Urological Society of India - West Zone
Board of Directors SIU

Luiz P. Kowalski, MD, PhD
Director, Head and Neck Surgery and Otorhinolaryngology Department at A C Camargo Cancer Center
São Paulo, Brazil

Gilberto de Lima Lopes, Jr., MD, MBA, FAMS
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medical Director for International Programs
Associate Director for Global Oncology
Co-Leader, Lung Cancer Site Disease Group
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami and the Miller School of Medicine 
Editor in Chief, Journal of Global Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology

Ming Liu, MD
Assistant Director
Department of Urology
Beijing Hospital
Beijing, China

Ilya Pokataev, MD
Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Chemotherapy
Russian Cancer Research Center, Moscow
Chairman, Pancreatic Cancer Guidelines Working Group
The Russian Society of Clinical Oncology (RUSSCO)

Alfredo QY Pontejos, Jr, MD
Professor & Chair
Dept of Otorhinolaryngology
University of the Philippines
Philippine General Hospital
Manila, Philippines

Ray R. Price, MD
Clinical Professor of Surgery
Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT

Danny Rabah, MB, BS, FRCSC, FACS
Professor and Consultant Urologist
Chairman Department of Surgery
Director Cancer Research Chair
King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH), King Saud University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Isac I. Schnirer, MD, MHA
Chief Medical Oncologist
ProMed Cancer Centers
Shanghai, China

Shailesh V. Shrikhande, MS, MD, FRCS (Hon)
Chief, Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Service
Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology
Tata Memorial Centre
Mumbai, India

Bhawna Sirohi, MBBS, FRCP
Consultant Medical Oncologist
Mount Vernon Cancer Centre
Northwood, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Indian Affiliation:
Previously Consultant Medical Oncologist,
Tata Memorial Centre
Mumbai, India

Martin Smith, MBBCh
Assistant Head of School of Clinical Medicine
Academic Head of the Department of Surgery
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Tianqiang Song, PhD, MD
Department of Hepatobiliary Tumor
Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital
Tianjin, China

Cezary Szczylik
Molecular Oncology Laboratory,
Department of Oncology,                        
Military Institute of Medicine, Warsaw, Poland

Sergei Tjulandin, MD
The Russian Cancer Research Center, Moscow
Breast Cancer Guidelines Working Group
The Russian Society of Clinical Oncology (RUSSCO)
Moscow, Russia

Rainy Umbas, MD, PhD
Chairman of the Board of Professors
Faculty of Medicine University of Indonesia
Faculty Staff
Department of Urology
Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital Jakarta

Vincenzo Valentini, MD
Chairman Radiation Oncology Department - Gemelli-ART
Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Rome, Italy

Luhua Wang,MD
Professor of Radiation Oncology
Vice President of Cancer Hospital &
Institute Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences &
Peking Union Medical College
Beijing, China

Xiaohua Wu, MD, PhD
Professor & Chairman
Department of Gynecologic Oncology
Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center
Shanghai, China