NCCN Offers Cancer Treatment Guidelines in Numerous Languages

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Newswise: Leading Cancer Treatment Recommendations from NCCN Now Available in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and SpanishThe National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has announced the availability of multiple non-English language versions of NCCN Guidelines® for several high-incidence cancer types. Expert recommendations in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish can all be accessed for free at or via the free Virtual Library of NCCN Guidelines® App.

NCCN is devoted to defining and advancing high-quality, high-value, patient-centered cancer care globally. NCCN Guidelines are the recognized standard for clinical direction and policy in cancer management and the most thorough and frequently-updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine. They are written by subject-specific, multidisciplinary panels of experts from across 30 leading cancer centers in the United States.

“NCCN is committed to maintaining and growing a library of global resources to ensure that providers and patients have access to the most up-to-date standards in cancer care around the world,” said Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, NCCN. “Nearly half of our registered users live outside the United States and many may be more comfortable in languages other than English; NCCN Guidelines have been downloaded in more than 180 countries. Expanding the number of non-English translations increases the accessibility of this crucial information throughout Europe and other parts of the world.”

The recently translated NCCN Guidelines cover the following cancer types:

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) — Portuguese and Spanish
  • B-Cell Lymphomas — French, German, Italian, and Spanish
  • Breast Cancer — Spanish
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (CLL/SLL) — Portuguese and Spanish
  • Colon Cancer — Spanish
  • Gastric Cancer — Spanish
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia — Italian and Spanish
  • Head and Neck Cancers — Spanish
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma — Italian and Spanish
  • Melanoma (Cutaneous) — Spanish
  • Multiple Myeloma — Portuguese and Spanish
  • Non-small Cell Lung Cancer — Italian and Spanish
  • Primary Cutaneous Lymphomas — Italian and Spanish
  • T-Cell Lymphomas — Italian and Spanish

NCCN also offers supportive care guidelines, including the Russian language version of the NCCN Guidelines for Management of Immunotherapy-Related Toxicities, that covers immunotherapy-related adverse events (irAEs) from immune checkpoint inhibitors and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy. The NCCN Distress Thermometer—a tool for gauging and addressing the psycho-social wellbeing in people with cancer—has also been translated into 46 languages, including French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

In addition to all of these recommendations for adults with cancer, NCCN has also recently announced the translation of NCCN Guidelines for Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia into Portuguese and Spanish.

Visit to view and download 24 global adaptations and 230 translations of NCCN resources across 47 different languages. The NCCN global team also offers patient-friendly versions in several languages, including Czech, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. NCCN provides NCCN Framework for Resource Stratification of NCCN Guidelines (NCCN Framework™) and NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ that merge optimal recommendations and pragmatic considerations for treatment in resource-constrained settings, such as low- and middle-income countries.

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NCCN Offers Cancer Treatment Guidelines in Numerous Languages.  Appl Rad Oncol. 

By News Release| September 08, 2020
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