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App of the Month

To keep you updated on the go, we highlight a free medical app each month!

About App of the Month

Librarian reviewers from Saskatchewan Health Authority and Alberta Health Services consider the audience and purpose of the apps, as well as highlighting additional features:

  • In the ‘Evidence’ section, we assess how easily the user can identify the app’s currency and support from the evidence
  • In the ‘Usability’ section, we assess the organization of information and other usability factors that may contribute to user experience

Our complete grading criteria is embedded in the review.

Note: Reviewers are not healthcare professionals and don't appraise the quality of any recommendations within the app. Reviews are not meant as endorsements.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines

Version reviewed


Device & OS used

iPhone X iOs 14.6 (SW)
Samsung Galaxy Tablet E 9.6” Android 7.1.1 (CY)

Date of review

June 23, 2021


Shelley White (SW)
Catherine Young (CY)

Technician Support Scott Frick













Image Source: NCCN Guidelines, Apple App Store. Retrieved on July 20, 2021 from:

Stated Purpose

Assist health care professionals in their implementation of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), thus improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.

Assist patients in understanding a cancer diagnosis treatment regimen.





Image Source: NCCN Guidelines, Apple App Store. Retrieved on June 25, 2021 from:



Physicians, nurses, case managers, health educators, social workers, healthcare managers, patients, family members, caregivers.



Part 1: Editorial committee, content updates, and evidence grading

Grading system is clearly presented and explained

Part 2: Source and authorship information for 3 entries

Specific textbook sources were cited on a regular basis

Organization of information

  • Information organized alphabetically so can either search for a term or browse an a-z listing
  • Clinical, Patients, and Favorites ‘tabs’
  • Additional section for complete list of downloads available


  • Navigation simple
  • Upper ellipses in left corner with drop down menu
  • Navigate guidelines via PowerPoint presentation, printed page or by thumbnails


User Account required: Yes

Internet connection required for use: Yes

Text search field: Yes

Browsable content: Yes; Subject. Includes an A - Z listing

Advertisements: Yes

Pop-up advertisements: Yes

In-app purchases: No




Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. Requires iOS 9.0 or later
Last updated (as per App store listing): N\A

Appears to be compatible with all Android devices. Requires Android 5.0 and up.
Last updated (as per Google Play listing): June 24, 2020 


185.3 MB (iOS)
77 M (Android)

App Developer

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Inc

Country of Origin

United States



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