NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Breast Cancer - Carcinoma in Situ
, Version 1.2016
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 Guidelines for Patients
. 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 in Oncology (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, visitNCCN.org/clinical.asp .
NCCN staff involved in developing the NCCN Guidelines for Patients include:
Dorothy A. Shead, MS
Director, Patient and Clinical Information
Laura J. Hanisch, PsyD
Medical Writer/Patient Information
Associate Medical Writer
Guidelines Data and Layout Coordinator
Graphic Design Specialist
Supported by NCCN Foundation
NCCN Foundation supports the mission of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
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 atNCCN.org/foundation
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