The NCCN Foundation is the philanthropic affiliate of NCCN embracing the NCCN mission of improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of care provided to patients with cancer. The Chair of the Foundation Board of Directors is The Honorable Ellen O. Tauscher, former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control & International Security and Member of Congress.
Through private philanthropy and grants, the NCCN Foundation® advances the mission of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) to improve the quality and effectiveness of care to patients with cancer.
One of the primary initiatives of the NCCN Foundation® is to gain support for the development of the NCCN Guidelines for Patients®. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients® are translations of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) into patient-friendly resources outlining appropriate treatment for cancer.
Additional fundraising priorities include support for effective distribution of the NCCN Guidelines for Patients as well as the translation of these guidelines into multiple foreign languages. The NCCN Foundation® seeks to attain funds to develop and distribute NCCN Cancer Medication Information (NCCN CMI) Sheets™, a resource to assist patients with safety and compliance concerns related to complex medication regimens, as well as to develop survivorship programs for the growing population of cancer survivors.
The NCCN Foundation® is dedicated to funding the critical research necessary to continue the advancement and discovery of new treatments for cancer and looks to attain funds to develop programs to encourage and assist “Young Investigators” as well as nurses in conducting innovative and collaborative research in clinical oncology at NCCN Member Institutions.
For additional information on the NCCN Foundation®, please contact Cindy McGirk, RN, MBA, JD, Executive Director, NCCN Foundation and Legal Affairs.