International Collaboration to Improve Cancer Care

— National Comprehensive Cancer Network, African Cancer Coalition, and American Cancer Society launch new phase focused on updating adult cancer guidelines and adding new guidelines for treating children with cancer.

— NCCN Harmonized Guidelines(TM) for Sub-Saharan Africa endorsed in six countries representing nearly half the region’s population.

A collaborative project from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network(R) (NCCN (R)), the African Cancer Coalition (ACC), the American Cancer Society (ACS ), and others to improve cancer outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa enters a new phase in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, today. Oncologists from 11 African countries-along with the CEOs of ACS and NCCN-are attending a meeting hosted by the Ethiopian Health Minister. Attendees will help finalize additional NCCN Harmonized Guidelines (TM) for Sub-Saharan Africa, bringing the total to 42 guidelines providing best practice cancer treatment recommendations for more than 86% of all adult cancer incidence in the region according to ACS.

“Cancer can be twice as lethal in Sub-Saharan Africa as it is in the United States,” said Robert W. Carlson, MD, CEO, NCCN. “By providing free online access to the latest research and analysis, we can help local medical providers save more lives. More than 7,000 copies of the NCCN Harmonized Guidelines for Sub-Saharan Africa have been

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