Modification and implementation of NCCN guidelines on non-small cell lung cancer in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Abdul Rahman Jazieh, Hanaa Bamefleh, Ahmet Demirkazik, Rabab Mohamed Gaafar, Fady B. Geara, Mansur Javaid, Jamal Khader, Kian Khodadad, Walid Omar, Ahmed Saadeddin, Hassan Al Sabe, Mohammad Behgam Shadmehr, Amgad El Sherif, Najam Uddin, Mohammad Jahanzeb, David S Ettinger, Lung Cancer Regional Guidelines Committee MENA Lung Cancer Regional Guidelines Committee

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Abstract

A lung cancer committee from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region was established to modify the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer to create a platform for standard care in the region. The committee comprised different experts in thoracic oncology from the region, including the disciplines of medical and clinical oncology, radiation oncology, thoracic surgery, pulmonary medicine, radiology, and pathology. The committee reviewed version 2 of the 2009 NCCN Guidelines on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and identified recommendations requiring modification for the region using published evidence and relevant experience. These suggested modifications were discussed among the group and with a United States-based NCCN expert for approval. The recommended modifications, with justification and references, were categorized based on the NCCN Guidelines flow. This article describes these recommended modifications. The process of adapting the first NCCN-based guidelines in the region is a step toward helping to improve lung cancer care in the region and encouraging networking and collaboration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Volume8 Suppl 3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

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  • Oncology

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Jazieh, A. R., Bamefleh, H., Demirkazik, A., Gaafar, R. M., Geara, F. B., Javaid, M., ... MENA Lung Cancer Regional Guidelines Committee, L. C. R. G. C. (2010). Modification and implementation of NCCN guidelines on non-small cell lung cancer in the Middle East and North Africa region. JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 8 Suppl 3.