Newswise — Plymouth Meeting, PA [September 27, 2018] — Today, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) moved into new headquarters in Plymouth Meeting, PA, near Philadelphia. The nonprofit alliance of 27 leading academic cancer centers in the U.S. is moving from Fort Washington, PA. The new location will allow for greater hosting capacity for meetings, guests, and a growing staff.
“This new building is just one example of how NCCN is increasing our ability to address the diverse needs of people with cancer, and the clinicians who provide their care, all over the world,” said Robert W. Carlson, MD, CEO, NCCN. “Our expanding capabilities allow us to do more every day to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.”
The NCCN Guidelines® detail the sequential management decisions and interventions for 97 percent of malignant cancers. In 2018, so far, the organization has added five new NCCN Guidelines®, four new NCCN Guidelines for Patients®, four NCCN Harmonized Guidelines for the Caribbean™, and is currently developing 17 additional NCCN Harmonized Guidelines for Sub-Saharan Africa™. There are now more than 160 international Adaptations and Translations of the NCCN Guidelines® available in 11 different languages at NCCN.org or via app.
“International surveys repeatedly show that oncologists worldwide are relying on NCCN Guidelines to stay up-to-date on the best evidence-based cancer care,” Dr. Carlson continued. “By growing our global program, we’re better able to meet the challenge of making NCCN Guidelines as useful as possible across various settings and circumstances.”
About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 27 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers. Follow @NCCNnews on Twitter and @National.Comprehensive.Cancer.Network on Facebook.