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About The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®)
Development and Update of the NCCN Guidelines
Recent Updates to NCCN Guidelines®
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NCCN Categories of Evidence and Consensus
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NCCN Guidelines® Steering Committee
Transparency: Process and Recommendations
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NCCN Compendium®
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NCCN Framework for Resource Stratification of NCCN Guidelines
(NCCN Framework™)

NCCN Guidelines® & Clinical Resources

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:

Alfredo Aguilar, MD
Director for Academic & Scientific Affairs
Consultant Medical Oncologist
Lima, Perú

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

Zipporah Ali, MD, MPH, MPC, Dip. Pall. Care
Executive Director
Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA)
Nairobi, Kenya

Karina Aliaga, MD
Unit of Basic and Translational Research on Cancer
Consultant Medical Oncologist
Lima, Perú

Maged El Ansary, MD
Prof. of Pain Medicine, Al Azhar University.
President and Editor in Chief ESRAPM
Former Council Member IASP
Council Member ARS
Council Member APCA
S. General AMUP
Cairo, Egypt

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

Ali Bazarbachi, MD, PhD
Associate Dean for Basic Research
Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiological Sciences
Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation Program
American University of Beirut, Medical Center
Beirut, Lebanon

Alberto Briganti, MD, PhD
Professor of Urology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Deputy Director of Urological Research Institute, Scientific Institute San Raffaele
Milan, Italy

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

Maria Elena Cabrera, MD
Hematology/Hematology Oncology
Hospital del Salvador
Titular Professor, Universidad de Chile
Santiago, Chile

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

Luis A. Castillo, MD, MPH
Fundación Perez Scremini
C.H.Pereira Rossell
Montevideo, Uruguay

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

Nathan I. Cherny, MD
Norman Levan Chair of Humanistic Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine (BGU)
Director, Cancer Pain and Palliative Medicine Service
Department of Medical Oncology
Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Jerusalem, Israel

Senior Consultant
Curie Oncology
Division of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore

Dilşen Çolak, MD
Medical Oncologist
Baskent University
Bahcelievler/Ankara, Turkey

Adina Croitoru MD, PhD
Titu Maiorescu University, Faculty of Medicine
Fundeni Clinical Institute
Bucharest, Romania

Ian Davis MB BS (Hons) PhD FRACP FAChPM
Professor of Medicine, Monash University and Eastern Health
Head, Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Medical Oncologist, Eastern Health
Chair of ANZUP Cancer Trials Group
Box Hill, Victoria, Australia

Dr. Henry Ddungu
Consultant, Hematology/Oncology
Uganda Cancer Institute
Kampala, Uganda

Yanhong Deng, MD, Ph.D
Director, Department of Medical Oncology
The Sixth Affiliated Hospital, Gastrointestinal Hospital
Sun Yat-sen University
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Ruoxu Dou, MD, PhD
Attending Surgeon, Department of Colorectal Surgery
Sixth Affiliated Hospital
Sun Yat-sen University
Guangzhou, China

Eva Duarte, MD
Chief, Dept. of Symptom Control & Palliative Care, Instituto de Cancerogia (INCAN)
Director, UNIPALIA Sanatorio Nuestra Señora Del Pilar
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Tarik Esen, MD
Professor of Urology
Head Dept of Urology
American Hospital Istanbul and
Koc University School of Medicine Istanbul-Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey

Andre Fay, MD, PhD
Chief, Medical Oncology Department - PUCRS/HSL
Visiting Scientist - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Professor of Medicine - PUCRS School of Medicine
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Cynthia R. Goh, MD, PhD
National Cancer Centre Singapore
Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School

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

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

Satish Gopal, MD, MPH
UNC Project-Malawi (Cancer Program Director, Assoc Scientific Director)
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (Assoc Prof Medicine)
UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (Assoc Prof Medicine)
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health (Adj Assoc Prof Epidemiology)
University of Malawi College of Medicine (Hon Sr Lecturer)
Malawi Cancer Consortium & Regional Center of Research Excellence for NCDs (PI)

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

Lily Gutnik, MD, MPH
Surgery Resident
University of Utah

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

David Hui, MD, MSc, FAAHPM
Associate Professor, Department of Palliative Care, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

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

Anjum S Khan Joad, MD, DNB, MNAMS, GPC, Dip PallMed
Department of Anaesthesia and Palliative Medicine
Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre
Jaipur, India

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

Israel Kayode Kolawole, MBBS, DA, Dip. Pall Med, FWACS 
Anesthetist and Palliative Care Provider
University Ilorin / University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital
Ilorin, Nigeria

Federico G. Antillón-Klussmann, MD
Medical Director, Unidad Nacional de Oncologia, Pediatrica;
Secretary, Universidad Francisco Marroquin, School of Medicine,

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

Irena Laska
Executive Director
Qendra E Kudesit Paliativ “Mary Potter” (Palliative Care Center)
Korce, Albania

Jorge León Ch, MD
Assistant Professor in Medical Oncology, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Senior Consultant/Chief of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Lima, Perú

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

Emmanuel B.K. Luyirika, MFamMed, MPA, BPA, MBChB
Executive Director
African Palliative Care Association
Kampala, Uganda

Hari Menon, MD, DM
Senior Consultant Haemato-Oncology
Cytecare Cancer Hospitals, Bangalore, India

Dimitry Nosov MD, PhD
Head of Oncology Department
Central Clinical Hospital
Moscow, Russian Federation

Astrid Pavlovsky, MD
Department of Hematology
Centro de Hematología Pavlovsky
Medical Director
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Joseph Pinto, MsC
Unit of Basic and Translational Research on Cancer
Lima, Perú

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

Professor José María Ribera, MD, PhD
Director of the Stem Cell Transplantation Unit, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol (HUGTP)
Head of the Clinical Hematology Department and Director of the Stem Cell Transplantation Unit, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), HUGTP
Associate Professor of Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
Barcelona, Spain

Morgan Roupret, MD, PhD
Sorbonne Université, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière
Paris, France

Fidel Rubagumya, MD
Resident Physician, Clinical Oncology
Ocean Road Cancer Institute/Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Francesco Sanguedolce, MD, PhD, FEBU
Fundacio Puigvert, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

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

Luis J. Schwarz, MD
Unit of Basic and Translational Research on Cancer
Consultant Medical Oncologist
Lima, Perú

Mariana Serrano C, MD
Unit of Basic and Translational Research on Cancer
Consultant Medical Oncologist
Lima, Perú

Ju-Fang Shi, PhD
National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College
Beijing 100021

Shailesh V. Shrikhande, MS, MD, FRCS (Hon)
Head, Division of Cancer Surgery
Chief, Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Service
Professor of Surgical Oncology
Deputy Director, Tata Memorial Hospital
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

Coenraad Slabber, MD
Mary Potter Oncology Centre
Pretoria, South Africa

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, MD, PhD
Department of Oncology
Postgraduate Educational Center
European Health Center Otwock
Otwock, Poland

Sergei Tjulandin, MD
Professor of Medical Oncology
Head, Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Chemotherapy
Deputy Director (Clinical Research), Institute of Clinical Oncology
Russian Cancer Research Center, Moscow
Chairman, Russian Society of Clinical Oncology (RUSSCO)

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

Carlos Vallejos, MD, PhD
Professor of Oncology, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Director, Department of Medical Oncology
Lima, Perú

*Professor Ajay Vora, MBBS MD FRCPath FRCPCH
Consultant in Paediatric Haematology and Professor of Paediatric Haematology
Great Ormond Street Hospital
*Provided input for the pediatric/AYA sections of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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

Associate Professor Allen EJ Yeoh, MD
Viva-Goh Foundation Associate Professor in Paediatric Oncology, Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Health System

Zhenyu Yin, MD, PhD
Director/Geriatric Oncology Department
Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital
The Affiliated Hospital of Nanjng University Medical School
Nanjing, China