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What Is the National Comprehensive Cancer Network?

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is a nonprofit alliance of 26 cancer centers throughout the U.S. Experts from NCCN cancer centers diagnose and treat all cancers, with a particular focus on complex, aggressive, or uncommon cancers.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network also develops the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology, a set of recommendations designed to help health care professionals diagnose, treat, and manage cancer patient care. These guidelines have also been translated into the NCCN Treatment Summaries for People with Cancer, which help people with cancer better understand cancer diagnosis and treatment options.

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The 26 Cancer Centers Comprising the NCCN

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland, Ohio
(216) 844-8797

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, CA
(800) 826-4673

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center│Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Boston, MA
(800) 320-0022

Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
Durham, NC
(888) 275-3853

Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA
(888) 369-2427

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle, WA
(800) 804-8824
(206) 288-7222 (SCCA)

The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center -- Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
Omaha, Nebraska
(800) 999-5465

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Tampa, FL
(800) 456-3434

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
(877) 585-0303

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
(800) 525-2225

Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Columbus, OH
(800) 293-5066

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
(866) 587-4322

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY
(877) 275-7724

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD
(410) 955-8964

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