National Comprehensive Cancer Network
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National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is an alliance of twenty-five cancer centers in the United States, most of which are designated by the National Cancer Institute (one of the U.S. National Institutes of Health) as comprehensive cancer centers. It is a non-profit organization with offices in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.
Mission and main activities
The mission of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is "to advance the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of oncology care so that patients can live better lives." The main activity of the organization is the development and publication of practice guidelines for oncology care.
- The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology are a set of practice guidelines for oncology.
- NCCN has created the NCCN Guidelines for Patients; based on the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology, these are meant to help patients talk with their doctor about their treatment options.
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