Cancer Guidelines Database

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We've listed guidelines under your selection of "Continuum of care". The most recent guidelines are first.

Management of the Neck in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity and Oropharynx: ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline

Year: 2019
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Society of Clinical Oncology
This is a clinical practice guideline for adults with squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity (SCCOC) and oropharynx (SCCOP). The guideline provides recommendations for the management of the neck in these patients, with the goal of reducing disease-specific and overall mortality. The comparative efficacy of neck dissection and radiotherapy, and when and how to incorporate systemic therapy on the basis of nodal characteristics, are specifically discussed.

Diagnosis of Upper Quadrant Lymphedema Secondary to Cancer: Clinical Practice Guideline From the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association

Year: 2017
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Physical Therapy Association
This is a clinical practice guideline for adult patients who have undergone cancer treatment, and are at risk for developing secondary upper quadrant lymphedema (SUQL). The guideline provides recommendations for the diagnosis of SUQL, using methods such as clinical examination and patient-reported symptom assessments, bioimpedance analysis, circumferential measurement, water displacement, and imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT). The primary outcomes of interest are decreases in both morbidity as well as activity and participation restrictions, and an increase in overall quality of life (QOL).

3rd ESO–ESMO International Consensus Guidelines for Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC 3)

Year: 2017
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: European School of Oncology
This is a clinical practice guideline for the management of patients with advanced breast cancer (ABC), including those with locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) and metastatic breast cancer (MBC). The guideline provides recommendations for the management of these patients, and specifically discusses the use of chemotherapy, management of bone metastases, management of cancer related fatigue, as well as supportive and palliative care.

Adjuvant Therapy for Resected Biliary Tract Cancer: ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline

Year: 2019
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Society of Clinical Oncology
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with resected biliary tract cancer, including cancers of the intrahepatic bile ducts, perihilar and distal extrahepatic bile ducts, and the gallbladder. The guideline provides recommendations on adjuvant therapy, including fluoropyrimidine-based or gemcitabine-based chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Outcomes of interest include relapse-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS), as well as quality of life (QOL).

Guidelines for the Treatment of Central Nervous System Metastases Using Radiosurgery

Year: 2017
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Brazilian Society of Radiotherapy
This a clinical practice guideline on the use of radiosurgery for the treatment of patients with central nervous system (CNS) metastatic tumours. Treatment efficacy, safety, toxicity are specifically discussed. The guideline also considers the benefits and disadvantages of performing two treatment modalities involving radiosurgery, as well as the role adjuvant radiosurgery.

Diagnosis and Empirical Treatment of Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO) in Adult Neutropenic Patients: Guidelines of the Infectious Diseases Working Party (AGIHO) of the German Society Of Hematology and Medical Oncology (DGHO)

Year: 2017
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: German Society of Hematology and Medical Oncology (DGHO)
This is a clinical practice guideline for fever of unknown origin (FUO) in adult neutropenic patients. The guideline updates recommendations for diagnosis and empirical therapy of these patients in light of the challenges of antimicrobial stewardship. Specific recommendations are provided for taking down patient history and performing a physical examination, ordering chest radiograph, and taking nasal/pharyngeal (MRSA) or rectal (VRE) swabs.

British Association of Dermatologists and U.K. Cutaneous Lymphoma Group Guidelines for the Management of Primary Cutaneous Lymphomas 2018

Year: 2018
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: British Association of Dermatologists
This is a clinical practice guideline for the management of adult patients with primary cutaneous B-cell and T-cell lymphomas. This guideline does not include patients presenting with or found to have skin involvement as part of a systemic lymphoma. Treatment recommendations are organized by clinicopathological subtypes of lymphomas and are further stratified based on the stage of the disease. Economic and practical considerations of also discussed.

European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Recommendations for Planning and Delivery of High-Dose, High Precision Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer

Year: 2017
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with lung cancer. The guideline examines techniques used in high-precision thoracic radiotherapy for treating these patients. Topics of interest include fractionation for stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), reproducibility of patient positioning and tumour position, computed tomography (CT) scanning, and treatment planning.

Guidelines of Care for the Management of Primary Cutaneous Melanoma

Year: 2019
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Academy of Dermatology
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with primary cutaneous melanoma. The guideline provides treatment recommendations for this patient population, including recommendations for surgical margins. Specific topics discussed include biopsy techniques for lesions that are clinically suggestive of melanoma, histopathologic interpretation of cutaneous melanoma, the use of laboratory, molecular, and imaging tests during initial work-up or follow-up, as well as the concept of staged excision.

Preoperative or Postoperative Therapy for the Management of Patients With Stage II or III Rectal Cancer

Year: 2019
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: Cancer Care Ontario
This is a clinical practice guideline for adult patients with clinically resectable or resected stage II or III rectal cancer. The guideline examines the appropriate preoperative staging tests and the role of postoperative radiotherapy (RT) and/or chemotherapy (CT) for patients with resected stage II or III rectal cancer. The primary outcomes of interest are increase in overall survival and delaying local recurrence.