National Comprehensive Cancer Network

NCCN Global

NCCN Global Initiatives - What We Do

The influence of NCCN Content continues to gather momentum throughout all regions of the world, with over 8 million copies of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) downloaded worldwide. To ensure that providers and patients have access to the most up-to-date standards in cancer care, National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is committed to maintaining and growing a library of global resources.

NCCN believes that the best available resources should be provided. The achievements of science, technology and discovery should extend beyond borders to democratize cancer care. The gap between what is and what is possible can be closed without new discoveries or inventions. We simply need to bring the tools we have to the places they are needed.

Translation of NCCN Content – NCCN works to translate the NCCN Guidelines® into multiple languages and publishes these important resources on NCCN.org as well as within NCCN mobile application for free access by clinicians around the world.

Regional Adaptations of the NCCN Guidelines – NCCN collaborates with third party organizations across the globe to present Regional Adaptations of the NCCN Guidelines and derivative products that account for local accessibility, consideration of metabolic differences in  populations, and regulatory status of health care  technologies used in cancer care in the specified country or region.

NCCN Framework for Resource Stratification of NCCN Guidelines (NCCN Framework™)The NCCN Framework™ guides evidence-based adaptation to available clinical treatment resources. NCCN Guidelines are used widely around the world, including in a number of low and middle income countries (LMICs) where certain diagnostic tests and/or treatment approaches may be unavailable.

NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ – NCCN has created the NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™, a new NCCN Derivative product by regionally adapting the NCCN Framework™. These Guidelines represent both the optimal care that these countries aspire to provide and pragmatic approaches that provide effective treatment options for resource-constrained settings. 

Global Leadership Exchange – NCCN offers the opportunity to support a global leadership exchange which allows for International clinicians and/or administrators to observe and interact with NCCN faculty at an NCCN Member Institution and/or for NCCN faculty to travel abroad for a clinical exchange at an International facility.

Live NCCN International Congresses and Symposia – NCCN receives a high level of international interest in the NCCN Guidelines. Expert clinicians from NCCN Member Institutions and NCCN staff travel around the world to provide educational programs for clinicians and other professionals who treat patients with cancer. Such programs have been beneficial to participating parties, not only through the formal communication of educational practices, but also by the sharing of ideas and concepts in oncology care. The global benefits achieved through these activities lend importance not only to NCCN and its collaborators, but most significantly to patients with cancer worldwide.

Global Roundtables – Discussion across multiple stakeholders is vital to understanding the current state of oncology care, identifying gaps, and enacting meaningful change for the future. NCCN understands this importance, particularly when working across national lines and in a truly comprehensive, international capacity. In order to advance its Mission and Vision, NCCN hosts Global Roundtables of experts across multi-discipline institutions on various topics relevant to advancing high quality, global cancer care.


We welcome the opportunity to explore potential collaborations with you.

If you have questions about NCCN global programs, please visit our Global Contact Page