Empowering Oncology Care in MENA: Fresh and Enhanced Resources Unveiled to Lead the Way

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a dynamic alliance of leading cancer centers, proudly unveils a wealth of enhanced resources crafted to elevate cancer care standards in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In a harmonious collaboration with regional experts, this US-based nonprofit has meticulously upgraded its library of materials.

Fueling this transformative journey is a partnership that blossomed with the esteemed King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, back in 2015. United by a resolute commitment, the MENA-NCCN Regional Coordinating Center has orchestrated a symphony of progress, resulting in the release of 12 cutting-edge clinical guidelines encompassing diverse cancer domains.

View the new and updated International Adaptations of NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) MENA Editions

The NCCN Guidelines® MENA Editions have undergone a dynamic metamorphosis, emerging as a beacon of cutting-edge adaptations for an array of critical areas:

  • Unveiling a New Chapter for Pain Management in Adult Cancer
  • Revolutionizing the Landscape of Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Pioneering Pathways for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
  • Illuminating Strategies for Battling Colon Cancer
  • Forging Ahead with Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic (Brand New!)
  • Elevating Hope for Hairy Cell Leukemia Warriors
  • Navigating Complex Territories of Hepatobiliary Cancers
  • Shaping the Future of Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment
  • Redefining Possibilities in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Welcoming a Fresh Perspective on Ovarian Cancer/Fallopian Tube Cancer/Primary Peritoneal Cancer (Brand New!)
  • Guiding the Journey of Prostate Cancer Warriors
  • Unleashing Innovations in T-Cell Lymphomas

With each adaptation, a new narrative of hope and progress emerges, reshaping the trajectory of cancer care in the MENA region.

In the vibrant canvas of cancer care, the NCCN Guidelines® MENA Editions stand as a vivid palette, delivering color-coded insights to healthcare providers on how to navigate the complex terrain of cancer treatment. Within this palette, black strokes embody the current global recommendations, while the dance of italicized blue text signifies regionally tailored modifications—crafted by the hands of in-country experts. And like a tapestry, grey strikethrough text gently marks approaches yet to be embraced.

Dr. Kanan Mamdouh Alshammari, the Director of the MENA-NCCN Regional Coordinating Center, elucidated the essence: “Cancer care in the Middle East and North Africa should echo the resounding harmony of internationally recognized gold standards for clinical direction and policy. The fusion of global expertise with region-specific adaptations is a symphony of excellence that leads to improved outcomes and optimal resource utilization. These guidelines, in their adapted brilliance, empower our local caregivers with a profound blend of expert-backed research and tailored insights.”

In the grand tapestry of knowledge, Dr. Robert W. Carlson, CEO of NCCN, added his brushstroke: “Our commitment to knowledge exchange with cancer care luminaries across the globe illuminates our path towards comprehensive, accessible information to elevate cancer outcomes across diverse landscapes. Collaborating with the MENA-NCCN Regional Coordinating Center, we extend our reach to address the burgeoning demand for genetic testing guidance in the Middle East and North Africa. Our shared goal remains clear: ensuring that evidence-based cancer care is within reach of all.”

The NCCN Global Program is a symphony of generosity, offering an array of International Adaptations. It paints the canvas of cancer care with European Editions tailored for Spain and Poland. Among its many notes, the NCCN Framework for Resource Stratification (NCCN Framework™) and NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ lend a pragmatic rhythm to treatment decisions across diverse resource levels. In a global choir, NCCN’s resources have sung their wisdom in nearly 70 languages, bridging the gaps of understanding and care.

About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Immerse yourself in a world where compassion and expertise collide—welcome to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®). This dynamic alliance of renowned cancer centers isn’t just an organization; it’s a passionate movement committed to revolutionizing patient care, driving research breakthroughs, and shaping the future through education. NCCN’s unwavering mission is to pave the way for top-tier cancer care that’s not just effective, but also equitable and accessible, ensuring every patient can embrace a better life.

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