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Credits

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

Information Operations

Laura J. Hanisch, PsyD

Medical Writer/

Patient Information Specialist

Lacey Marlow

Associate Medical Writer

NCCN Guidelines

Hema Sundar, PhD

Oncology Scientist/

Senior Medical Writer

Mary Anne Bergman

Guidelines Coordinatorr

NCCN Marketing

Susan Kidney

Graphic Design Specialist

NCCN Drugs & Biologics Programs

Rachael Clarke

Medical Copyeditor

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

Guidelines

®

. 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, visit

NCCN.org/clinical.asp.

Supported by the NCCN Foundation

®

The NCCN Foundation supports the mission of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

®

(NCCN

®

) 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

Foundation at

NCCN.org/foundation.

© 2014 National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc. All rights reserved. The 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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