The following abstracts were accepted for presentation at the NCCN 20th Annual Conference: Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care™ inaugural General Poster Session at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida on March 12-13, 2015. NCCN considered original abstracts from investigators in the oncology community related to Best Practices in Implementation and Use of Clinical Practice Guidelines, Quality Improvement, Outcomes and Health Services Research, and NCCN Oncology Research Program (ORP)-funded projects.
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