International adaptation and use of NCCN guidelines Editorial Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Medical Oncology
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic


  • The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) describe a continuum of cancer care in the United States, from initial diagnosis through treatment and referral to hospice beyond treatment. However, in many other countries, there are no regional or national clinical practice guidelines. In 2008, the NCCN-MENA (Middle East and North Africa) project was launched to adapt the NCCN Guidelines to this part of the world. During their joint presentation at the NCCN 19th Annual Conference, Dr. Ali Bazarbachi and Dr. Andrew D. Zelenetz explored the modification process of NCCN Guidelines for MENA and shared examples of how it improved the care of patients with adult T-cell leukemia or lymphoma and younger patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma-regardless of where they live.

publication date

  • May 2014



  • Editorial



  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 24853230

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 838

end page

  • 41


  • 12


  • 5 SUPPL.