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NCCN Updates Spanish Adaptations of NCCN Guidelines to Enable Better Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment in Spain

NCCN has begun publishing updated versions of cancer care guidelines adapted for Spanish cancer care providers. The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) European Editions: Spain are revised through a collaboration with the Excellence and Quality in Oncology (ECO) Foundation. The ongoing updates include the latest evidence- and expert consensus-based best practices for managing breast, colon, non–small cell lung, and prostate cancers—4 cancer types that account for more than half of the overall burden of cancer in Europe1—as well as cutaneous melanoma, which also ranks among the top 10 incident cancers in Europe.2

“Nearly half of the 1.1 million registered users of the NCCN Guidelines are from outside of the United States,” said Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, NCCN. “The NCCN Guidelines are already the most frequently updated guidelines in any medical discipline, and numerous independent studies have shown that following these recommendations leads to better outcomes for patients. That means we have a responsibility to continue making these guidelines relevant and accessible worldwide. Our work with the ECO Foundation is one way we support this goal. Other NCCN Global initiatives include language translations and adaptations/harmonizations for varying resource levels.”

“All the members of the ECO Foundation are proud of this collaboration with NCCN, and we strongly believe that with this initiative we have taken an important step towards advancing and maintaining the excellence of the entire cancer community,” said Dr. Vicente Guillem, President of the ECO Foundation. “The agreement we reached with NCCN for the translation and adaptation of these 5 guidelines into Spanish has been an exciting and pioneering project at the European level.”

The English-language versions of the updated adaptations of NCCN Guidelines for Spain started posting in early August. Spanish-language versions are coming soon.

NCCN Guidelines can be viewed or downloaded free-of-charge at NCCN.org. The Virtual Library of NCCN Guidelines app for smartphone and tablet also offers easy access to NCCN Guidelines, including global and regional resources, such as NCCN Framework for Resource Stratification of NCCN Guidelines, NCCN Harmonized Guidelines, and regional adaptations and translations of NCCN Guidelines, with active hyperlinks within guidelines, the ability to quickly share guidelines, and improved viewing and search options.

The NCCN Global program works to define and advance high-quality, high-value, patient-centered cancer care globally. Visit NCCN.org/global for more information, and join the conversation online with the hashtag #NCCNGlobal.

References

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    Ferlay J, Colombet M, Soerjomataram I, . Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe: estimates for 40 countries and 25 major cancers in 2018. Eur J Cancer 2018;103:356–387.

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    ECIS - European Cancer Information System. European Commission website. Available at: https://ecis.jrc.ec.europa.eu. Accessed August 2, 2019.

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  • 1.

    Ferlay J, Colombet M, Soerjomataram I, . Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe: estimates for 40 countries and 25 major cancers in 2018. Eur J Cancer 2018;103:356–387.

    • Crossref
    • PubMed
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 2.

    ECIS - European Cancer Information System. European Commission website. Available at: https://ecis.jrc.ec.europa.eu. Accessed August 2, 2019.


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