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Disclaimer

A) General

The NCCN Guidelines are a statement of consensus of the authors regarding their views of currently accepted approaches to cancer treatment. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients are derived from the NCCN Guidelines. 

The recommendations regarding the uses and indications in the NCCN Drugs & Biologics Compendium, NCCN Biomarkers Compendium, and NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium (“NCCN Compendia”) have been derived from the NCCN Guidelines and represent neither an all-inclusive listing of every drug, biologic, radiation therapy, biomarker or biomarker test, nor every appropriate use and indication for drugs, biologics, radiation therapy, biomarkers or biomarker tests. 

NCCN Templates are peer-reviewed statements of consensus of their authors derived from the NCCN Guidelines for the conditions the NCCN Templates address and are not exhaustive and do not represent the full spectrum of care or treatment options described in the NCCN Guidelines or the NCCN Compendia. NCCN Templates may not be promptly updated and do not constitute orders.

The NCCN Imaging AUC are derived from the NCCN Guidelines and define appropriate use criteria for certain imaging services.
NCCN Evidence Blocks are derived from the NCCN Guidelines and are intended as a visual representation of five key measures that provide information about specific recommendations contained within the NCCN Guidelines.

NCCN Framework are derived from the NCCN Guidelines and define appropriate treatment pathways at four resource levels: Basic, Core, Enhanced, and NCCN Guidelines.

NCCN Harmonized Guidelines for Sub-Saharan Africa are derived from the NCCN Guidelines and offer two tiers of treatment recommendations depending on access to resources.

NCCN Trends and NCCN Oncology Insight Reports provide data and analytics based on e-mail surveys to clinicians who utilize the Site and provide commentary regarding cancer care. These publications, which are independent of the NCCN Guidelines, are not exhaustive and do not constitute clinical recommendations.

NCCN ICL Database is a resource to assist researchers and clinicians with writing and amending informed consents for study participants. The NCCN ICL Database, which is independent of the NCCN Guidelines, is not exhaustive, may not be promptly updated and does not constitute medical, legal and/or other professional advice.

NCCN Points to Consider on the Best Practices for Biorepositories, Registries and Databases is designed to serve as a tool and resource for research investigators who plan to design, implement, and manage a research study which intends to deposit, transfer, and/or access specimens or data in a biorepository, registry or database.

NCCN Shared Resources are solely available to NCCN Member Institutions to enable them to share resources collectively as a means to make available to scientists and investigators resources that will improve the ability to conduct research and thereby facilitate scientific progress.

NCCN continuing education programs provide information about NCCN Content and expert approaches to cancer care. Information provided through NCCN continuing education programs do not constitute medical or treatment advice.

B) Updates

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