Adaptation of NCCN Guidelines to the Middle East and North Africa Region

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Abdul Rahman Jazieh, MD, MPH, is the Chairman, Department of Oncology, King Abdulaziz Medical City and a Professor at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is also the founding Director of the MENA/NCCN Coordinating Center, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

He obtained his MD from Damascus University, Syria, and his Masters in Public Health from Tulane University, New Orleans. He completed his Fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He obtained American Boards of Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology.

He was a Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hematology/Oncology Division at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Jazieh is a member of multiple US professional societies and was a member of the International Affair Committee of ASCO.

Dr. Jazieh has won multiple honors and awards, including proclamation to the City of Cincinnati naming the day of January 5, 2006, as Dr. Abdul Rahman Jazieh Day.

Dr. Jazieh has numerous publications and many presentations in various meetings.

The ideas and viewpoints expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily represent any policy, position, or program of NCCN.

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    The Abu Dhabi Declaration: Adapted Application of NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology in the Middle East and North Africa Region. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2010;8(Suppl 3):S147.

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    Jazieh AR, Azim HA, McClure J, Jahanzeb M. The process of NCCN Guidelines adaptation to the Middle East and North Africa Region. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2010;8(Suppl 3):S57.

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    Jazieh AR, Jaafar HN, Mustafa R. Epidermal growth factor receptor mutation (EGFRMUT) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the Middle East [abstract]. J Clin Oncol 2013;31(Suppl):Abstract e19035.

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    Bazarbachi A, Azim HA, Alizadeh H. Modification and implementation of NCCN Guidelines on lymphomas in the Middle East and North Africa Region. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2010;8(Suppl3):S2935.

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