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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.

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The 21 Cancer Centers Comprising the NCCN

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, CA
(800) 826-4673
http://www.cityofhope.org

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center│Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Boston, MA
(800) 320-0022
http://www.dfbwcc.org
http://www.massgeneral.org/cancer

Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
Durham, NC
(888) 275-3853
http://www.cancer.duke.edu

Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA
(888) 369-2427
http://www.fccc.edu

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle, WA
(800) 804-8824
(206) 288-7222 (SCCA)
http://www.fhcrc.org
http://www.seattlecca.org

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Tampa, FL
(800) 456-3434
http://www.InsideMoffitt.com

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
(877) 585-0303
http://www.huntsmancancer.org

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
(800) 525-2225
http://www.mskcc.org

Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Columbus, OH
(800) 293-5066
http://www.jamesline.com

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
(866) 587-4322
http://www.cancer.northwestern.edu

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY
(877) 275-7724
http://www.roswellpark.org

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD
(410) 955-8964
http://www.hopkinskimmelcancercenter.org

Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
(800) 600-3606
http://www.siteman.wustl.edu

Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center
Stanford, CA
(877) 668-7535
http://www.cancer.stanfordhospital.com

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/University of Tennessee Cancer Institute
Memphis, TN
(901) 595-4055 (St. Jude)
(877) 988-3627 (UTCI)
http://www.stjude.org
http://www.utcancer.org

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA
(800) 888-8664
http://www.cancer.ucsf.edu

University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
Birmingham, AL
(800) 822-0933
http://www.ccc.uab.edu

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, MI
(800) 865-1125
http://www.mcancer.org

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
(877) MDA-6789
http://www.mdanderson.org

UNMC Eppley Cancer Center at The Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
(800) 999-5465
http://www.unmc.edu/cancercenter

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville, TN
(800) 811-8480
http://www.vicc.org

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.

 

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Arnold Wax, MD on June 03, 2012

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