NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™

NCCN Guidelines are used by clinicians around the world as a standard resource for clinical decision-making. The NCCN Harmonized Guidelines are targeted regional resources created as part of a collaborative effort to combat the skyrocketing cancer rates and unique circumstances of cancer care. They represent both the optimal care that resource-constrained areas aspire to provide and pragmatic approaches that could be used to improve the availability of effective treatment options.

Using the Harmonized Guidelines

Recommendations within the NCCN Harmonized Guidelines are represented as follows:

  • Black Text: Generally available standard of care
  • Gray Text: Highly advanced/optimal care that may be costly, technically challenging, and/or have a lesser impact on oncologic outcome
  • Italicized Blue Text: Regional options that may be considered when availability precludes general standard of care
  • Gray Text with Strikethrough: Indicates care options that are not feasible or available at this time

View available Harmonized Guidelines below or download the Virtual Library of NCCN Guidelines® App for your mobile device.

NCCN Harmonized Guidelines for Sub-Saharan Africa

As part of a joint project with the African Cancer Coalition (ACC), American Cancer Society (ACS), the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), and IBM, NCCN and members of ACC adapted the NCCN Guidelines® and NCCN Framework for Resource Stratification of NCCN Guidelines (NCCN Framework) to create the NCCN Harmonized Guidelines for Sub-Saharan Africa.

NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ (Sub-Saharan Africa) - Guidelines for Treatment of Cancer by Type

NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ (Sub-Saharan Africa) - Guidelines for Detection, Prevention, & Risk Reduction

NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ (Sub-Saharan Africa) - Guidelines for Supportive Care

NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ (Sub-Saharan Africa) - Guidelines for Specific Populations

NCCN Harmonized Guidelines for the Caribbean

As part of a joint project with the Caribbean Association for Oncology & Hematology (CAOH), NCCN and members of CAOH are adapting the NCCN Guidelines to create the NCCN Harmonized Guidelines for the Caribbean better reflect the diverse needs and resources throughout the Caribbean region.

NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ (Caribbean) - Guidelines for Treatment of Cancer by Type

For more information about NCCN collaborations to create the NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™, visit NCCN.org/news.

NCCN MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE NCCN CONTENT, THE NCCN GUIDELINES OR DERIVATIVE RESOURCES PROVIDED BY NCCN, ALL OF WHICH ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." NCCN DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NCCN DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, APPROPRIATENESS, APPLICABILITY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE NCCN CONTENT, THE NCCN GUIDELINES OR ANY DERIVATIVE RESOURCES, NOR DOES NCCN MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE NCCN CONTENT, THE NCCN GUIDELINES OR ANY SUCH DERIVATIVE RESOURCES.

NCCN EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS THE APPROPRIATENESS OR APPLICABILITY OF THE NCCN CONTENT, THE NCCN GUIDELINES, AND ANY DERIVATIVE RESOURCES, OR THE USE OR APPLICATION OF THE NCCN CONTENT, THE NCCN GUIDELINES OR ANY SUCH DERIVATIVE RESOURCES, TO ANY SPECIFIC PATIENT'S CARE OR TREATMENT. ANY CLINICIAN SEEKING TO APPLY OR CONSULT THE NCCN CONTENT, THE NCCN GUIDELINES AND/OR ANY DERIVATIVE RESOURCES IS EXPECTED TO USE INDEPENDENT MEDICAL JUDGMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF THE INDIVIDUAL CLINICAL CIRCUMSTANCES TO DETERMINE ANY PATIENT'S CARE OR TREATMENT.