National Comprehensive Cancer Network Updates Central Nervous System Cancers Guidelines
JENKINTOWN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) announces important updates to the NCCN Central Nervous System (CNS) Cancers Guidelines. The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology™ are widely recognized and applied as the standard of care in oncology in the United States in both the community and the academic practice settings. The NCCN CNS panel revised the guidelines by providing radiation therapy dosing and new detailed recommendations for chemotherapy for specific brain cancers or metastatic sites. For example, patients with recurrent CNS metastases from breast cancer, CNS lymphoma, or carcinomatous/lymphomatous meningitis can be treated with a high-dose methotrexate regimen.