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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network participates in meetings organized by the Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute in Oncology, the Polish Society of Oncology and the Alliance for Innovation to advance work on adapting proven cancer treatment guidelines for Poland .

WARSAW, Poland, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)—a global nonprofit organization responsible for leading cancer treatment guidelines—will participate in two events in Warsaw focused on promote cancer care and highlight bilateral achievements between Poland and the United States in healthcare, May 21-22, 2024. The meetings will be organized by the Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute in Oncology, the Polish Society of Oncology and Alliance for Innovation. NCCN CEO Crystal S. Denlinger, MD, will speak alongside Katy Winckworth-Prejsnar, MPH, Senior Global Program Manager at NCCN.

“We are honored to contribute in part to Poland’s ambitious National Cancer Strategy,” said Dr. Denlinger. “Since the beginning of our collaboration, we have been able to jointly adapt the NCCN Guidelines for six types of cancer into regional adaptations tailored specifically to the needs and realities of people with cancer in the Polish region. It has been a privilege to work alongside so many committed and knowledgeable Polish and American leaders in this shared mission to improve cancer outcomes for all.”

The six existing adaptations are derived from the evidence-based expert consensus of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN® Guidelines). They are available for free at NCCN.org/global or through the Virtual Library of NCCN Guidelines® App.

The NCCN will be involved in several activities, including plans to update three European editions of the NCCN (Poland) to:

The organizations will also start working on new European editions of NCCN-Poland to:

There are additional published European editions of NCCN-Poland for:

“Studies frequently illustrate the importance of standardizing care to ensure that all people with cancer receive treatment based on the best available evidence,” said Piotr Rutkowski, MD, PhD, chair of the Polish National Cancer Strategy ministerial team. . “This collaboration with NCCN has been extremely valuable to our efforts to advance cancer treatment, research and prevention in our country. We look forward to building on our success with more joint healthcare activities in the future.”

Currently, NCCN offers more than 20 global adaptations of the NCCN Guidelines, as well as more than 270 translations of clinical resources in more than 50 languages. Learn more about NCCN’s work to improve cancer care around the world at NCCN.org/global.

About the National Comprehensive Cancer NetworkThe National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is a nonprofit alliance of leading cancer centers dedicated to patient care, research and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, equitable and accessible cancer care so that all patients can live better lives. The NCCN Oncology Clinical Practice Guidelines (NCCN Guidelines®) provide transparent, evidence-based, expert-consensus recommendations for cancer treatment, prevention, and support services; They are the recognized standard for clinical direction and policy in cancer management and the most comprehensive and frequently updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of ​​medicine. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients® provide expert information on cancer treatment to inform and empower patients and caregivers, through support of the NCCN Foundation®. The NCCN also promotes continuing education, global initiatives, policy, and research collaboration and publication in oncology. Visit NCCN.org for more information.

Media Contact: Rachel Darwin267-622-6624darwin@nccn.org

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