AFI is very proud to announce a new partnership based on an international agreement, signed on January 11, 2023. The collaboration between National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCC®) and the Institute of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine in Poland (IHiT Instytut Hematologii I Transfuzjologii) through the implementation of evidence-based guidelines is aimed at improving the quality of care for patients with hematologic malignancies around the world.
NCCN is a not-for-profit alliance of leading United States cancer centers. As AFI, we have been cooperating with NCCN, NIO (Narodowy Instytut Onkologii im. Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy) and the Ministry of Health (Ministerstwo Zdrowia) for many years, implementing NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) into the guidelines for solid tumor diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in Poland.
Thanks to the signed agreement, it is possible to exchange knowledge and experience between the leading centers in the USA and IHTM, which is a leading treatment and research center in the field of hematology.
“Our main goal is to improve the quality of care and outcomes for hematologic patients in Poland,” said Prof. Ewa Lech-Marańda, Director of the IHTM. “The cooperation between our institutions will include the development of adapted clinical guidelines based on NCCN’s knowledge, experience, and expertise, as well as long standing procedures for continuous updates.”