Newswise — Rochester Minn. -- March 17, 2014 -- The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center (MCCC) announced today that it has been elected to membership in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a nonprofit alliance of leading cancer centers dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of care for cancer patients.
NCCN membership will offer MCCC the opportunity to work with leadership and clinical professionals at other member institutions to create clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians and other health care decision-makers.
“NCCN and the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center share a mission to better the lives of cancer patients,” says Robert Diasio, M.D., MCCC director. “We are excited to work with other NCCN member institutions to save lives and improve quality of life for cancer patients across the nation.”
The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology are used by clinicians and payers as the standard for clinical policy in oncology. The Guidelines are developed through explicit review of evidence integrated with expert medical judgment and recommendations by multidisciplinary panels from NCCN member institutions.
“The election of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and Yale Cancer Center into institutional membership is a true testament to the growth and impact of NCCN,” said Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, NCCN. “The expertise of these academic cancer centers’ faculty enhances the collaboration of NCCN Member Institutions as we further the mission of NCCN to improve the lives of patients with cancer in the United States and worldwide.”
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