Evidence and Insights in the NCCN Guidelines

Author: Joan S. McClure MS
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Joan S. McClure, MS, is Senior Vice President of Clinical Information and Publications for NCCN. She is responsible for the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines), the NCCN Drugs & Biologics Compendium (NCCN Compendium), NCCN Information Technology, and JNCCN–The Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Ms. McClure also serves as an Associate Editor for JNCCN. Updated continuously, the NCCN Guidelines are recognized as the standard for clinical policy in the United States and have served as a model for guidelines programs elsewhere in the world.

Ms. McClure previously managed national oncology information programs for patients, health professionals, and the public on contracts with the NCI. She directed investigator and patient recruitment efforts in oncology for a multinational contract research organization where she also managed the technical and scientific effort to identify and develop standards for medical and toxicology data for submission to regulatory authorities in the United States, Europe, and Japan in a contract with the U.S. FDA. She also supported NCI’s Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program in its 2000 revision of the Common Toxicity Criteria.

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