What are the NCCN Guidelines? The NCCN Guidelines® are the recognized standard for clinical direction and policy in cancer care and are the most thorough and frequently updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine.

How do I access NCCN Guidelines? To use the NCCN Guidelines App, an individual must be a registered user on NCCN.org. There is no fee to become a registered user on NCCN.org and to view the NCCN Guidelines. Become a registered user (free) on NCCN.org. A new registration can be created from the welcome screen of the iPad and Google Play Apps as well.

When are NCCN Guidelines updated? All active NCCN Guidelines are reviewed and updated at least annually. The annual review process is driven largely by the annual Institutional Review performed for each of the NCCN Guidelines (Figure).

What is NCCN risk category? NCCN risk classification is mainly designed for treatment strategy for prostate cancer according to the NCCN guidelines. It stratifies patients into recurrence risk groups according to pretreatment clinicopathological characteristics, including clinical tumor stage, biopsy Gleason score, and PSA level.

What are the NCCN Guidelines? – Additional Questions

What does NCCN Category 1 mean?

The specific definitions of the NCCN categories for recommendations are: • Category 1: Based upon high-level evidence, there is uniform NCCN consensus that the intervention is appropriate; • Category 2A: Based upon lower-level evidence, there is uniform NCCN consensus that the intervention is appropriate; • Category 2B

Why is NCCN important?

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.

Who makes up the NCCN?

The NCCN Member Institutions are:
  • Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA.
  • Case Comprehensive Cancer Center/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute Cleveland, OH.
  • City of Hope National Medical Center Duarte, CA.

What is NCCN score?

NCCN Evidence Blocks™ Development

To develop the NCCN Evidence Blocks™, NCCN Panel members score each measure using a standardized scale from “1” to “5” with “1” being the least favorable and “5” the most favorable.

How do I submit to NCCN?

All materials that reference NCCN Content must go through the permissions request process (see Legal Notices) All requests must be submitted online via the form below. Permission for use of NCCN Content is not guaranteed; NCCN must review intended use for accuracy and context.

How is NCCN funded?

NCCN Foundation relies solely on donations and support from the community to fund our programs and services. Our supporters help change the lives of people with cancer and their families. Thank you for your generous support.

Where is NCCN?

It is a non-profit organization with offices in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. John W. Sweetenham, MD, FRCP, FACP, FASCO, from UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, is chairman of the NCCN Board of Directors.

What is the NCCN distress thermometer?

The NCCN Distress Thermometer and Problem List is a well-known screening tool among cancer care providers. It has been shown in many studies to work well. The Distress Thermometer measures distress on a 0 to 10 scale. To report your distress, circle the number that matches your level of distress in the past week.

What is a distress screening tool?

The Distress Thermometer (DT) was developed as a simple tool to effectively screen for symptoms of distress. The instrument is a self-reported tool using a 0-to-10 rating scale. Additionally, the patient is prompted to identify sources of distress using a Problem List.

What is distress screening?

Distress screening is defined as a brief method. for prospectively identifying and triaging cancer patients at-risk. for illness-related psychosocial complications that undermine the. ability to fully benefit from medical care, the efficiency of the. clinical encounter, satisfaction, and safety.

How do you score a distress thermometer?

The NCCN Distress Thermometer (DT) is a one-item, 11-point Likert scale represented on a visual graphic of a thermometer that ranges from 0 (no distress) to 10 (extreme distress), with which patients indicate their level of distress over the course of the week prior to assessment.

Who created the distress thermometer?

This tool was initially developed by the NCCN and many studies have reported that the DT is an effective screening tool for detecting distress among various medical conditions, such as prostate carcinoma [18], bone marrow transplantation [19], lung cancer [20], breast cancer [8] and mixed site cancer [21].