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Outcomes4Me Incorporates NCCN Guidelines® Update into Mobile App for Breast Cancer Patients

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Source: Outcomes4Me From: prnewswire.com Update includes new treatments, pembrolizumab and olaparib, for early-stage breast cancer Outcomes4Me Inc. today announced it has updated its mobile app to include the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Breast Cancer V.6.2021 released last week. The app serves as a digital health partner that proactively delivers timely information of value to empower patients …

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New NCCN Patient Guidelines Feature Immunotherapy, CAR-T Side Effects

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By: Christina Bennett, MS From: cancertherapyadvisor.com The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently released 2 sets of NCCN Guidelines for Patients® that explain the side effects of different types of immunotherapies. Created for patients with cancer and their caregivers, the guidelines are written in easy-to-understand language and include infographics, definitions of terms, and resources.1,2 Released on June 29, 2020, the …

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Women treated for early-stage breast cancer may develop invasive breast cancer

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Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network From: news-medical.net New research in the November 2019 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network examines the implications of invasive breast cancer after breast-conserving treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ (aka DCIS, a form of non-invasive breast cancer) and which factors could impact overall survival. The findings can help patients with decision-making for …

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Following NCCN Guidelines for Metastatic Breast Cancer Results in Lower Costs for Patients, According to New Study

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Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network From: prnewswire.com Research from the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB finds patients treated outside of NCCN Guidelines recommendations had significantly higher direct costs A new study from the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), published in the October 2019 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, finds …

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New NCCN Guidelines for Children with Cancer Meet Growing Needs of Pediatric Oncology Community Worldwide

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New NCCN Guidelines® for Pediatric ALL include a strong focus on supportive care in order to reduce dangerous side-effects in children undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and share best practices for emerging treatments like immunotherapy, CAR T-cells, and targeted therapies. The guidelines will subsequently undergo resource-stratification and region-specific harmonization, to provide a roadmap for saving children’s lives in low- …

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network Working with Health Officials in Bolivia to Improve Cancer Care

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Nonprofit alliance to adapt NCCN Guidelines® for Breast, Cervical, and Rectal Cancer to better meet cancer burden and resource levels in Bolivia. Representatives from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)—an alliance of 28 top academic cancer centers in the United States—meet today with health leaders in The Plurinational State of Bolivia to begin generating cancer treatment recommendations to fit the …

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New Patient Resource from NCCN Clears up Confusion around Highly Common Type of Skin Cancer

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New NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Squamous Cell Skin Cancer explains risk factors and treatment options for cancer type that impacts millions every year. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has published a new book of patient information that explains prevention, diagnosis and treatment for squamous cell skin cancer—the second-most common skin cancer (after basal cell cancer). Squamous cell and basal …

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Navigating Neuroendocrine Tumors

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New NCCN Guidelines for Patients: NET provides background and treatment information for the type of cancer experienced by Aretha Franklin and Steve Jobs The National Comprehensive CancerNetwork® (NCCN®) has published a brand new NCCN Guidelines for Patients focused on neuroendocrine tumors (NET). This cancer type can originate in many different parts of the body, have variable symptoms and require individualized …

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New Guidelines Provide Vital Information for Women Diagnosed with the Most Common Type of Gynecologic Cancer

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Uterine Cancer — published during Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month — explains treatment options and raises awareness While the number of deaths from most cancers is on the decline in the United States, it is rising for the most common type of uterine cancer—endometrial cancer. The newest NCCN Guidelines for Patients® focuses on uterine cancers (endometrial cancer …

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Breast Cancer Survivors Aren’t Getting Recommended Number of Mammograms Post-Surgery, Study Finds

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A new study in JNCCN finds that, contrary to screening recommendations, mammography rates decline over time as women get further out from their breast cancer diagnosis; African-American women in particular were less likely to receive the recommended amount of screening. Breast cancer survivors are not getting the recommended level of screening, post-surgery, according to a newly-published study in JNCCN – Journal …