Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN

(ISSN: 1540-1405,1540-1413)

Mission Statement

JNCCN is dedicated to improving the quality of cancer care locally, nationally, and internationally while enhancing the collaboration between academic medicine and the community physician. JNCCN is further committed to disseminating information across the cancer care continuum by publishing clinical practice guidelines and reporting rigorous outcomes data collected and analyzed by experts from the world’s leading care centers. JNCCN also provides a forum for original research and review papers focusing on clinical and translational research and applications of the NCCN Guidelines in everyday practice, as well as correspondence and commentary.

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Editorial Contact Information

Manuscripts, correspondence, and commentaries to be considered for publication should be sent to Kimberly Callan, Director of NCCN Publications, JNCCN, 275 Commerce Drive, Suite 300, Fort Washington, PA 19034; or e-mail Correspondence can also be faxed: 215-690-0283 (attn: JNCCN). Questions about requirements for publication or topic suitability can be directed as above or to Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, JNCCN, 275 Commerce Drive, Suite 300, Fort Washington, PA 19304; or e-mail

Instructions for authors are published in JNCCN as space allows and can be found on-line at They can also be requested by calling 215-690-0270 or e-mailing

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Indexing Information

JNCCN is indexed by MEDLINE/PUBMED®, Chemical Abstracts, EMBASE, EmCare, and Scopus. This paper meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (Permanence of Paper) effective with Volume 1, Issue 1, 2003.

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The treatment algorithms presented in JNCCN are a statement of consensus of the authors regarding their views of currently accepted approaches to treatment. Any clinician seeking to apply or consult these guidelines is expected to use independent medical judgment in the context of individual circumstances to determine any patient’s care or treatment. The research articles, reviews, and other individually authored papers presented herein are the work of the authors listed. Furthermore, the reader is advised that, except where specifically stated, all of the ideas and opinions expressed in JNCCN are the authors’ own and do not necessarily reflect those of NCCN, the member organizations, the editor, or the publisher. Publication of an advertisement or other product mention in JNCCN should not be construed as an endorsement of the product or the manufacturer's claims.

The information contained in JNCCN is presented for the purpose of educating our readership on cancer treatment and management. The information should not be relied on as complete or accurate, nor should it be relied on to suggest a course of treatment for a particular individual. It should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation, or the advice of a licensed physician or other qualified health care provider. Patients with health care-related questions or concerns are advised to contact a physician or other qualified health care provider promptly.

Although every attempt has been made to verify that information presented within is complete and accurate, the information is provided "AS IS" without warranty, express or implied. NCCN hereby excludes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular use or purpose with respect to the Information. Furthermore, NCCN makes no warranty as to the reliability, accuracy, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, completeness, or suitability of the information.

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