FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwired - Mar 14, 2015) - The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has published a preliminary version of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Global Resource Stratification(tm): Cervical Cancer; these NCCN Guidelines® are optimized to account for variability in available clinical treatment resources.
NCCN Guidelines are used widely around the world, including in a number of regions with low- to mid-level resources. The goal of NCCN Guidelines for Global Resource Stratification(tm) is to identify appropriate treatment at four resource levels and deliver a tool for health care providers to select optimal care for their resource setting. These Guidelines build a rational approach for transition between resource levels with the goal of providing the highest attainable level of care.
The four levels of resources include:
- Basic: Availability of fundamental services needed for a health care system to function at a minimal level
- Limited: Availability of services that provide major improvements in outcomes and that are not cost prohibitive
- Enhanced: Availability of services that provide lesser improvements in disease outcomes
- Maximal: Availability of services that provide no improvement in disease outcomes, but are desirable services
NCCN develops and maintains 61 NCCN Guidelines, as well as more than 70 international adaptations and translations in 13 languages that allow for consideration of biologic differences in populations, local accessibility, and regulatory status of regimens used in specific global regions.
NCCN Guidelines for Global Resource Stratification(tm): Breast and Hepatobiliary Cancers will be published later this year.
To view the NCCN Guidelines for Global Resource Stratification(tm), visit NCCN.org.
About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 25 of the world's leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of 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.