What Is the National Comprehensive Cancer Network?
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is a nonprofit alliance of 21 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.
Routine cancer screening can save lives. It can also cause serious harm.
This is the "double-edged sword" of cancer screening, says Otis Webb Brawley, MD, chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society.
"Many of these cancers we treat and cure never needed to be treated and cured," Brawley says. "They are never going to kill that patient."
At the heart of the problem is our justifiable fear of cancer. The message has been drummed into us: Find cancers early while they're still curable and...
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, CA
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center│Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
(206) 288-7222 (SCCA)
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/University of Tennessee Cancer Institute
(901) 595-4055 (St. Jude)
(877) 988-3627 (UTCI)
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA
University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
UNMC Eppley Cancer Center at The Nebraska Medical Center
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology
The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology detail cancer management decisions and interventions for most malignant cancers. The recommendations are based on the best evidence available, so they are continuously updated and revised to reflect new and promising research. The goal of the guidelines is to help oncologists make major treatment decisions for patients by providing quick access to data.