The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), is a not-for-profit alliance of 31 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, equitable, and accessible cancer care so all patients can live better lives. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health-care delivery system. By defining and advancing high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health-care decision-makers around the world.

World-renowned experts from NCCN Member Institutions diagnose and treat patients with a broad spectrum of cancers and are recognized for dealing with complex, aggressive, or rare cancers. NCCN Member Institutions pioneered the concept of the multidisciplinary team approach to patient care and conduct innovative research that contributes significantly to understanding, diagnosing, and treating cancer. NCCN programs offer access to expert physicians, superior treatment, and quality and safety initiatives that continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care globally.

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Our Mission

To improve and facilitate quality, effective, equitable, and accessible cancer care so all patients can live better lives.

Our Vision

To define and advance high-quality, high-value, patient-centered cancer care globally.

Our Core Values

The NCCN Core Values represent the principles that we, the NCCN team, strive to embrace. As representatives of leading cancer centers, we believe that by exemplifying these ideals within our organization, we can improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

NCCN Leadership

Chair of the Board
Ronald S. Walters, MD, MBA, MHA, MS

Vice Chair of the Board
John W. Sweetenham, MD, FRCP

VP, Chief Financial Officer
Eileen C. Boscia, CPA, MBA

Senior VP, Chief Medical Officer
Wui-Jin Koh, MD

Senior VP, Chief Scientific Officer
Crystal S. Denlinger, MD

Chief Executive Officer
Robert W. Carlson, MD

Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer
Gary J. Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR

VP, Clinical Information Programs
Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN

VP, Administration & Human Resources
Linda L. Leach

NCCN Guidelines®

VP, Clinical Information Operations Programs
Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN

Director, Clinical Information Operations
Rashmi Kumar, PhD

Senior Director, Patient Information Operations
Dorothy A. Shead, MS

Director, Guidelines Operations
Mary A. Dwyer, MS, CGC

Manager, Guidelines Support
Jennifer L. Burns

Guidelines Coordinators
Nicole R. McMillian, MS, CHES
Mary Anne Bergman

Guidelines Administrative Staff
Donna Black
Jean Marie Dougherty
Lee Anne Waldner
Sandra Hammerschmidt

Manager, Global Clinical Content
Hema Sundar, PhD

Manager, Licensed Clinical Content
Deborah A. Freedman-Cass, PhD

Oncology Scientists/Medical Writers
Miranda Hughes, PhD
Susan D. Darlow, PhD
Mallory Campbell, PhD
Lisa A. Gurski, PhD
Lenora Pluchino, PhD
Angela D. Motter, PhD
Cindy Hochstetler, PhD
Giby V. George, MD
Mai Q. Nguyen, PhD

Guidelines Support & Layout
Ellen Erkess
Ryan Berardi
Liz Hollinger
Beth Lynn

Business Development and Marketing

VP, Marketing and Communications
Jennifer P. Tredwell, MBA

VP, US & Global Business Development
Beth Gaffney, MBA