NCCN Guidelines for Patients
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NCCN staff involved in making the guidelines for patients and doctors include:
NCCN Patient Guidelines
Dorothy A. Shead, MS
Director, Patient and Clinical
Laura J. Hanisch, PsyD
Patient Information Specialist
Associate Medical Writer
Hema Sundar, PhD
Senior Medical Writer
Mary Anne Bergman
Graphic Design Specialist
NCCN Drugs & Biologics Programs
NCCN aims to improve the care given to patients with cancer. NCCN staff work with experts to create helpful programs and
resources for many stakeholders. Stakeholders include health providers, patients, businesses, and others. One resource is the
series of books for patients called the NCCN Patient Guidelines
. Each book presents the best practice for a type of cancer.
The patient books are based on clinical practice guidelines written for cancer doctors. These guidelines are called the NCCN
. Clinical practice guidelines list the best health care options for groups of patients. Many doctors use them to help
plan cancer treatment for their patients.
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, visitNCCN.org/clinical.asp.
Supported by the NCCN Foundation
The NCCN Foundation supports the mission of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
) to improve the care
of patients with cancer. One of its aims is to raise funds to create a library of books for patients. Learn more about the NCCN
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herein may not be reproduced in any form for any purpose without the express written permission of NCCN.
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