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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

:

Brain Cancer – Gliomas, Version 1.2016

These patient guides for cancer care are produced by the National

Comprehensive Cancer Network

®

(NCCN

®

).

The mission of NCCN is to improve cancer care so people can live better lives. At

the core of NCCN are the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN

Guidelines

®

). NCCN Guidelines

®

contain information to help health care workers

plan the best cancer care. They list options for cancer care that are most likely to

have the best results. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

present the information

from the NCCN Guidelines in an easy-to-learn format.

Panels of experts create the NCCN Guidelines. Most of the experts are

from NCCN Member Institutions. Panelists may include surgeons, radiation

oncologists, medical oncologists, and patient advocates. Recommendations

in the NCCN Guidelines are based on clinical trials and the experience of the

panelists. The NCCN Guidelines are updated at least once a year. When funded,

the patient books are updated to reflect the most recent version of the NCCN

Guidelines for doctors.

For more information about the NCCN Guidelines, visit

NCCN.org/clinical.asp .

Dorothy A. Shead, MS

Director, Patient and

Clinical Information

Operations

Laura J. Hanisch, PsyD

Medical Writer/Patient

Information Specialist

Alycia Corrigan

Medical Writer

Rachael Clarke

Guidelines Data and

Layout Coordinator

Susan Kidney

Graphic Design

Specialist

Kimberly Williams

Graphic Design and

Production Specialist

About

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

and illustrations herein may not be reproduced

in any form for any purpose without the express written permission of NCCN.

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NCCN Foundation was founded by NCCN to raise funds for patient education

based on the NCCN Guidelines. NCCN Foundation offers guidance to people

with cancer and their caregivers at every step of their cancer journey. This is

done by sharing key information from the world’s leading cancer experts. This

information can be found in a library of NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

and other

patient education resources. NCCN Foundation is also committed to advancing

cancer treatment by funding the nation’s promising doctors at the center of

cancer research, education, and progress of cancer therapies.

For more information about NCCN Foundation, visit

NCCNFoundation.org

.