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NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Brain Cancer – Gliomas, Version 1.2016


that you have or may

have cancer can be



The goal of this book is to help you get the best cancer treatment. It explains

which cancer tests and treatments are recommended by experts in gliomas among


The National Comprehensive Cancer Network




) is a not-for-profit alliance

of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers. Experts from NCCN have written

treatment guidelines for doctors who treat gliomas. These treatment guidelines

suggest what the best practice is for cancer care. The information in this patient

book is based on the guidelines written for doctors.

This book focuses on diagnosis and treatment of gliomas. Key points of the book

are summarized in the

NCCN Quick Guide™

for Gliomas. NCCN also offers

patient resources on leukemia, sarcoma, lymphoma, and other cancer types.


for the full library of patient books, summaries, and other


Brain Cancer – Gliomas