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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) developed a guideline for screening and managing distress in 1999 and has updated the guideline on an annual basis ever since.Using the five-phase framework for translational research, this article summarizes research findings related to the guideline and associated distress thermometer for each phase of translational research.

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The third translational research phase (T2) synthesizes research primarily for the goal of developing an evidence-based guideline.

This level of research requires the use of valid measures of distress as well as support for interventions to decrease distress.

A Danish version demonstrated validity in a study involving women with newly diagnosed breast cancer ( et al., 2011).

One limitation to validity studies is the predominance of studies occurring outside of the United States.

However, using an instrument congruent with the conceptual definition of distress is important.