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.
Incidence and mortality
An estimated 39,400 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2011, and an estimated 7,900 people will die of the disease. This form of cancer accounts for about 3% of cancers in men  and 1.5% of cancers in women. Oral cancer occurs more frequently in blacks than in whites.[3,4] The overall annual incidence in the United States is about 10.4 per 100,000 men and women; the median age at diagnosis of oral cavity or...
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.