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Abdul-Rahman Jazieh, Hamdy A. Azim, Joan McClure, and Mohammad Jahanzeb

resources with interested entities. These efforts were translated into regional guidelines in Korea, Japan, and China, and recently the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, 5 including countries extending from Morocco to India (West–East) and Turkey

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Muhammed Aasim Yusuf, Vinay Kumar Kapoor, Refaat Refaat Kamel, Ather Kazmi, Najam Uddin, Nehal Masood, and Abdulmajeed Al-Abdulkareem

: hepatocellular cancer, cancer of the gallbladder, extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. The incidence of hepatocellular cancer seems to be significantly higher in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region than in the West

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Waleed A. Hassen, Farrok A. Karsan, Farhat Abbas, Yasar Beduk, Ahmed El-Khodary, Marwan Ghosn, Jamal Khader, Raja Khauli, Danny M. Rabah, Ali Shamseddine, and Sandy Srinivas

Africa (MENA) region is not completely known. A prostate cancer committee was established to modify the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) on Prostate Cancer for adaptation and implementation in the MENA region. The objective

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Omar Shamieh and Abdul-Rahman Jazieh

A n initiative was launched to adapt several of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Palliative care was one area of cancer treatment selected because of its high

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Fikri İçli, Hakan Akbulut, Shouki Bazarbashi, Mehmet Ayhan Kuzu, Mohandas K. Mallath, Kakil Ibrahim Rasul, Scott Strong, Aamir Ali Syed, Faruk Zorlu, and Paul F. Engstrom

of the MENA region cannot be denied. The NCCN–MENA project was established to address this need. Table 1 Colorectal Cancer Age Standardized Rate per 100,000 Population Methods and Results The colorectal cancer committee comprised 9

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Omalkhair Abulkhair, Nagi Saghir, Lobna Sedky, Ahmed Saadedin, Heba Elzahwary, Neelam Siddiqui, Mervat Al Saleh, Fady Geara, Nuha Birido, Nadia Al-Eissa, Sana Al Sukhun, Huda Abdulkareem, Menar Mohamed Ayoub, Fawaz Deirawan, Salah Fayaz, Alaa Kandil, Sami Khatib, Mufid El-Mistiri, Dorria Salem, El Siah Hassan Sayd, Mohammed Jaloudi, Mohammad Jahanzeb, and William I. Gradishar

B reast cancer is the most common malignant disease in women, with an increasing incidence worldwide, especially in developing countries such as the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. 1 – 3 However, the mortality rate has declined

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Ali Bazarbachi, Hamdy A. Azim, Hussain Alizadeh, Mahmoud Aljurf, Ibrahim Barista, Naeem A. Chaudhri, Zahira Fahed, Omar A. Fahmy, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Mohamed H. Khalaf, Sami Khatib, Aghiad Kutoubi, Semra Paydas, Hanadi Rafii Elayoubi, Ghazi Zaatari, Hamdy M. Zawam, and Andrew D. Zelenetz

Overview I n the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, cancer has many epidemiologic and clinical features that are different from those in the rest of the world. Additionally, the region has a relatively young population and large

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Abdul-Rahman Jazieh, Hanaa Bamefleh, Ahmet Demirkazik, Rabab Mohamed Gaafar, Fady B. Geara, Mansur Javaid, Jamal Khader, Kian Khodadad, Walid Omar, Ahmed Saadeddin, Hassan Al Sabe, Mohammad Behgam Shadmehr, Amgad El Sherif, Najam Uddin, Mohammad Jahanzeb, and David Ettinger

(MENA) region is diverse in many aspects, especially in economic background and health care infrastructure. Even within the same country, disparities may be present in health care resources and services. Therefore, no absolute universal statement can be

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Abdul Rahman Jazieh

the MENA region. The initiative was launched with an introductory meeting and committee formation among regional experts who convened to adapt NCCN Guidelines to the region. During these 5 years, the teams achieved many remarkable tasks, including

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Ali Bazarbachi and Andrew D. Zelenetz

East and North Africa) region guideline committees began the process of modifying the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for several tumor types, including lymphoma. The MENA region includes Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia