NCCN Foundation Announces Awards for Rising Cancer Research Leaders

National Comprehensive Cancer Network announces recipients of 2021 NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards; projects from early-career investigators to advance research in cancer prevention, racial disparities in screening, immunotherapy, new insights in radiotherapy, and CAR T-cell therapy.

NCCN Announces UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center as 31st Member Institution

NCCN announced that it has elected University of California (UC) Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center as its newest Member Institution joining 30 other leading academic cancer centers to improve and facilitate quality, effective, efficient, and accessible cancer care so patients can live better lives.

JNCCN: New Evidence on Need to Address Muscle Health among Patients with Cancer

Results of new study in JNCCN from Mass General Hospital Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute underscore the need for the development and testing of nutrition and fitness interventions, as muscle quality significantly correlates with symptom burden, healthcare utilization, and survival.

Leading Health and Cancer Advocacy Groups Unite to Reduce Racial Disparities in Cancer Care

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) presented new ideas for overcoming inequality in oncology. The recommendations address how medical systems often disproportionately fail minority patients.

New NCCN Guidelines Analyze Evidence for Cancer Type Found Almost Exclusively in Children

National Comprehensive Cancer Network publishes first-ever complete medical guidelines for a pediatric solid tumor, so children everywhere receive the best care based on the latest research. NCCN Guidelines for Wilms Tumor shares information for earlier, safer diagnosis and treatment in effort to reduce disparities; doctors warn of late diagnosis as a possible impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unexpected Findings on Weight Loss and Breast Cancer from International Study in JNCCN

New research in the February 2021 issue of JNCCN examined body mass index (BMI) data for people with HER2-positive early breast cancer, and found a 5% weight loss in patients over two years in was associated with worse outcomes. Weight gain over the same time period did not affect survival rates.

Patrick Delaney Named New Executive Director of NCCN Foundation

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) today announced the appointment of Patrick Delaney as incoming Executive Director for the NCCN Foundation®. Delaney has previously held leadership roles with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Red Cross, and American Cancer Society.

NCCN Gets Personal About Improving Global Cancer Care for World Cancer Day

For World Cancer Day 2021, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) employees took part in a 21-day challenge to get personal about cancer care, by sharing a look at how different staff members’ lives have been directly impacted by cancer.

Leading Cancer Organizations Warn Cancer Doesn’t Stop for COVID-19 and Neither Should You

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) are teaming up with leading cancer organizations across the country to endorse prioritizing the safe resumption of cancer screening and treatment during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition of 76 organizations is releasing an open letter about the threat cancer still poses to people’s health and a reminder that acting as soon as is safely possible can lead to much better outcomes in the future.

NCCN Shares New Guidance Principles for Vaccinating People with Cancer Against COVID-19

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network put out new guidance for COVID-19 vaccinations in people with cancer, based on available evidence plus consensus from top hematology and oncology experts with particular expertise in infectious diseases, vaccine development and delivery, and medical ethics.

Crystal Denlinger Named Chief Scientific Officer for National Comprehensive Cancer Network

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) announces Crystal S. Denlinger, MD, FACP, as incoming Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Denlinger will help to steer strategic direction for the nonprofit as well as oversee the NCCN Oncology Research Program (ORP).

New Resource for Survivors from NCCN Helps Guide Life After Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

NCCN announces the publication of new, free informational resources on health and wellness for cancer survivors. Two new NCCN Guidelines for Patients® focus on healthy living and managing late and long-term side effects, and include appropriate ongoing screening for recurrence.

NCCN Announces Research Projects Exploring Axitinib in Various Cancers, in Collaboration with Pfizer

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Oncology Research Program announces selected studies on adding axitinib, an oral VEGF inhibitor, to treatment for melanoma, colorectal cancer, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), in collaboration with Pfizer.

Grantees Awarded as Part of the Breast Cancer Research Project Between NCCN and Lilly Oncology

The NCCN Oncology Research Program (ORP) today announced five projects selected to receive funding for clinical and preclinical evaluation of abemaciclib, a cyclin dependent kinase (CDK) 4 & 6 inhibitor used in the treatment of HR+ and HER2- breast cancer.

New Research in JNCCN Evaluates Cost-Effectiveness of Olaparib, a PARP Inhibitor, for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

New research in the November 2020 issue of JNCCN identifies metastatic pancreatic cancer patient subgroups with the highest relative cost-effectiveness from maintenance olaparib, a PARP inhibitor.

Expert Breast Cancer Treatment Recommendations Based on Latest Evidence Updating for Multiple Languages

Ongoing updates are underway for NCCN Guidelines for Breast Cancer in Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese, free online at NCCN.org/global. Follow #NCCNGlobal for more. The NCCN Foundation is hosting free metastatic breast cancer webinars for patients and caregivers on October 8 and 12 at NCCN.org/patients.

New Guidelines for Maximizing Cures and Minimizing Side Effects in Children with Hodgkin Lymphoma

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network announces publication of new NCCN Guidelines for Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma, one of the most curable forms of pediatric cancer. They synthesize the latest evidence and expert-consensus to make sure every child receives appropriate, but not excessive, treatment.

New NCCN Resource for Understanding Childhood Leukemia

NCCN publishes a new patient and caregiver resource focused on a childhood cancer type. Free NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) shares the latest expert advice for treating infants, children, and adolescents with the most common pediatric malignancy.

New Research in JNCCN Sheds Light on Multi-Organ Adverse Events from Immunotherapy

New international research in the September 2020 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network finds immunotherapy-related adverse events (irAEs) can impact more than one organ in a single patient. Multi-organ irAEs are more likely to happen sequentially rather than simultaneously.

Up-to-Date Leading Cancer Treatment Recommendations from NCCN Now Available in Chinese

NCCN announces new and updated Chinese language versions of NCCN Guidelines for AML, Breast Cancer, CLL/SLL, Colon Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Hairy Cell Leukemia, Head and Neck Cancers, Hodgkin Lymphoma, Melanoma (Cutaneous), Multiple Myeloma, Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, Primary Cutaneous Lymphomas, and T-Cell Lymphomas.

NCCN Meeting on Blood Cancers Will Be Virtual for the First Time

The NCCN Virtual Nursing Forum and Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies (#NCCNhem2020) will provide the latest evidence and expert consensus on emerging practices and debates in blood cancer treatment, online October 8-10.

NCCN Oncology Research Program Announces Projects Selected for Funding to Study Futibatinib in Tumors with Aberrant FGFR Expression, in Collaboration with Taiho Oncology

The NCCN Oncology Research Program (ORP) today announced four projects selected to receive funding for clinical and pre-clinical evaluation of futibatinib (TAS-120) in collaboration with Taiho Oncology.

JNCCN Study Explores if Insurance is Keeping Pace with Trends in Targeted Cancer Therapy

New research from the University of California, San Francisco (USCF) and City of Hope in the July 2020 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network examines coverage trends for circulating tumor DNA testing, also known as gene sequencing of ctDNA or “liquid biopsies.” The researchers found coverage rate rose from 0% to 38% in three years. The policies also increased in scope from 2017-2019, going from one cancer type to 12.

NCCN: What People with Cancer and their Caregivers Need to Know about CAR T-Cell Therapy

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has published a new NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Immunotherapy Side Effects focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy. This is book two in a series that includes another book on irAEs focused on immune checkpoint inhibitors.

How to Recognize Side-Effects from Immunotherapy? New NCCN Guidelines for Patients can Help

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Immunotherapy Side Effects – Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors from National Comprehensive Cancer Network and NCCN Foundation shares information for patients and caregivers on how to recognize and manage adverse events from immune checkpoint inhibitors.

NCCN Policy Summit Explores 21st Century Cures Act and the Impact of Health Information Technology

Online summit from NCCN on 21st Century Cures Act includes bipartisan sponsors, regulatory authorities; examines the impact on and from COVID-19 on cancer care and technology; presents policy recommendations for using data to advance patient access to high-quality cancer care

JNCCN: Many Hospitalized People with Advanced Cancer Struggle with Important Daily Tasks

New research from Mass General Cancer Center, published in the June 2020 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, found 40.2% of hospitalized patients with advanced, incurable cancer were functionally impaired at the time of admission.

New Information from NCCN on Overcoming Challenges for People with Head and Neck Cancers

Newly-completed series of patient guidelines from National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) shares expert advice with patients and caregivers on treatment and prevention for most common head and neck cancers, including some that are HPV-related.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Annual Conference Sessions Now Free Online

The NCCN 2020 Annual Conference (#NCCN2020) providing the latest updates on cancer treatment recommendations was initially postponed due to COVID-19. The CE-accredited sessions are now available as online webinars.

NCCN Prostate Cancer Patient Guidelines Listed among Top Global Sources for Trustworthy Online Information

A recently-published, independent, peer-reviewed, international study in Current Urology measured reliability and transparency of online medical information for people with prostate cancer and their caregivers, and found the NCCN Guidelines for Patients® to be one of the most trustworthy resources.

JNCCN: Improving COVID-19 Safety for Cancer Patients and Healthcare Providers

NCCN Best Practices Committee publishes peer-reviewed feature in JNCCN presenting latest insights on how to keep oncology patients and healthcare workers safe during COVID-19 pandemic. Visit NCCN.org/covid-19 for continually-updated resources for patients, providers, and care systems.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Announces Addition of UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) announces addition of UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and
UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center to not-for-profit alliance of leading cancer centers responsible for creating and updating NCCN Guidelines among other oncology activity.

JNCCN: How to Manage Cancer Care during COVID-19 Pandemic

Experts from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance share lessons learned from early experiences treating people with cancer during COVID-19 outbreak via free online article in JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Younger Cancer Survivors Far More Likely to Experience Food and Financial Insecurity than their Cancer-Free Peers, According to Researchers from American Cancer Society

New research from the American Cancer Society in the March 2020 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network finds that younger cancer survivors are more likely to experience significant financial strain for food, housing, and monthly bills after diagnosis.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Releases Recommendations for Standardizing Quality Measurements in Oncology

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has published a curated list of high-impact measures for assessing quality improvements in cancer care. The recommendations reflect a landscape analysis from leading oncology experts in order to move the needle on cancer care standards in America.

Gaps in Cure Rate Appear Linked to Race and Insurance Status for a Common HPV-Related Cancer, According to New Research

Largest population-based analysis on factors that affect survival outcomes for HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) find significant racial and socioeconomic disparities, according to new study in JNCCN-Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Closing Gaps in Perspective of Value between Cancer Patients and their Health Care Providers

NCCN hosted an annual NCCN Patient Advocacy Summit: Delivering Value for Patients across the Oncology Ecosystem in Washington, DC, bringing together patients, advocates, clinicians, policy-makers, and others to share diverse perspectives on the meaning of value in cancer care.

NCCN Announces Projects Funded for Metastatic Breast Cancer Grant Program, in Collaboration with Pfizer

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Oncology Research Program (ORP) announces proposals selected for funding, in collaboration with Pfizer Global Medical Grants, to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with metastatic breast cancer (MBC).