Guidelines

USPSTF Continues Recommendations Against Thyroid Cancer Screening

USPSTF Continues Recommendations Against Thyroid Cancer Screening

Widespread routine thyroid cancer screening can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment, the USPSTF contends.

Guidelines Issued for Prostate MRI After Negative Biopsy

Guidelines Issued for Prostate MRI After Negative Biopsy

Consensus statement presents guidelines for prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with negative biopsy.

MASCC/ESMO Update Guidelines for CINV Prophylaxis

MASCC/ESMO Update Guidelines for CINV Prophylaxis

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The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) have updated their recommendations for the prevention of nausea and vomiting following multiple-day chemotherapy.

New Recommendations for Secondary Prevention of Cervical Cancer

New Recommendations for Secondary Prevention of Cervical Cancer

HPV DNA testing recommended in all resource settings; HIV should undergo screening more often

New Guidelines Establish Safe Surgery Margins for DCIS

New Guidelines Establish Safe Surgery Margins for DCIS

Consensus guideline states that a 2 mm margin is enough to guard against recurrences while reducing need for additional operations for women with DCIS who undergo breast-conserving surgery.

ASCO Updates the Development Process for Its Clinical Practice Guidelines

ASCO Updates the Development Process for Its Clinical Practice Guidelines

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ASCO has laid out a game plan to set the stage for incorporating new therapies and approaches into clinical guidelines as quickly and accurately as possible.

ASCO Develops Care Recommendations for Invasive Cervical Cancer

ASCO Develops Care Recommendations for Invasive Cervical Cancer

The American Society for Clinical Oncology has developed guidelines for the management and palliative care of women diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer.

ASCO Statement Seeks to Balance Prescription Opioids for Patients With Cancer and Misuse and Abuse Prevention

ASCO Statement Seeks to Balance Prescription Opioids for Patients With Cancer and Misuse and Abuse Prevention

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ASCO addresses the complex issues surrounding prescription opioids in a new policy statement. ASCO supports the efforts of multiple federal offices and agencies to prevent and respond to prescription drug abuse, and is also working to protect access to appropriate medical opioid therapy for patients with cancer.

USPSTF Releases Updated Recommendations for Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer

USPSTF Releases Updated Recommendations for Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer

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The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its recommendations on low-dose aspirin use for the primary prevention of CVD and the use of aspirin and NSAIDs for prevention of CRC.

ASCO Offers Guidelines for Increasing HPV Vaccine Uptake

ASCO Offers Guidelines for Increasing HPV Vaccine Uptake

Oncologists should raise awareness of HPV-related cancers and role of vaccinations

ASCO Endorses European Association of Urology Guideline on Bladder Cancer

ASCO Endorses European Association of Urology Guideline on Bladder Cancer

Guideline on muscle-invasive and metastatic bladder cancer, with qualifying statements

Clinicians Respond to New CDC Opioid Guidelines

Clinicians Respond to New CDC Opioid Guidelines

Mainly supportive of guidelines, but concerns include a lack of evidence underlying some new recommendations.

ASTRO Develops a Template to Facilitate Radiotherapy-Specific Cancer Survivorship Care Plans

ASTRO Develops a Template to Facilitate Radiotherapy-Specific Cancer Survivorship Care Plans

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As the American College of Surgeons' Commision on Cancer milestones approach, ASTRO publishes a template to ensure consistent, comprehensive survivorship care plans can be developed for cancer survivors whose treatment involved radiotherapy.

AAFP Recommends Clinician Use of Social Media

AAFP Recommends Clinician Use of Social Media

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has provided guidelines for physicians wishing to become more active via social media.

American College of Radiology (ACR) Releases Updated Appropriateness Criteria, Including 3 New Criteria

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American College of Radiology updated its Appropriateness Criteria for 19 topics, including 3 new criteria. These guidelines assist clinicians in the most efficacious use of radiology.

Processes and Cost of Care for Older Adults With Diabetes Similar for NPs and PCPs

Processes and Cost of Care for Older Adults With Diabetes Similar for NPs and PCPs

Similar rates of recommended processes of diabetes care were observed for both nurse practitioners and primary care physicians, according to a recent study.

ASTRO guidelines for endometrial cancer endorsed by ASCO

ASTRO guidelines for endometrial cancer endorsed by ASCO

Qualifications to guidelines include stronger statements in favor of chemotherapy in some cases.

Most surgeons disregard US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) breast screening recommendation

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A majority of surgeon continue to recommend annual breast cancer screening for women in their forties, despite a 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation that recommends otherwise.

Physicians show poor adherence to cervical cancer screening guidelines

Physicians show poor adherence to cervical cancer screening guidelines

Many clinicians screen for cervical cancer too early or too often, data suggests.

Special research update for 2014 presented for gastroenterology

Special research update for 2014 presented for gastroenterology

In the update, authors summarize 2014 studies that are highly relevant to gastroenterology, including esophageal diseases, pancreatic cancer, and colorectal cancer.

USPSTF: Mammography guidelines revisited

USPSTF: Mammography guidelines revisited

Women in their 40s should make an informed personal decision, say the new draft guidelines.

American Thyroid Association (ATA) releases updated treatment guidelines for medullary thyroid carcinoma

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The American Thyroid Association (ATA) has released updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), a revision of the original guidelines published in 2009.

Recommendations for prevention of ovarian cancer released

Recommendations for prevention of ovarian cancer released

Oral contraceptive use, tubal sterilization, and genetic testing and counseling recommended by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology.

Lung screening guidelines improve on study findings

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Guidelines called Lung-RADS, if used, would have generated considerably fewer false-positives than the National Lung Screening Trial produced, according to a recent study.

Updated guideline hopeful for patients with lung cancer

Updated guideline hopeful for patients with lung cancer

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Updated lung cancer guideline will include new recommendations for ALK testing by IHC, ALK-EGFR resistance, and a number of emerging molecular targets.

Better adherence to guidelines for safe handling of antineoplastic drugs is needed

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Recommended safe handling practices for workers who administer antineoplastic drugs in health care settings are not always followed, according to a new study.

Current therapy for hypothyroidism endorsed by new guidelines

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A recent review has found insufficient consistent data exist to recommend a change in use of levothyroxine as the only drug needed to treat hypothyroidism.

Joint ASCO/CCO guidelines for advanced prostate cancer issued

Joint ASCO/CCO guidelines for advanced prostate cancer issued

Recommendations are for men whose tumors have grown resistant to hormonal therapies were issued jointly by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) in Canada.

Guidelines issued for HER2-negative breast cancer

Guidelines issued for HER2-negative breast cancer

Evidence-based recommendations have been developed for chemotherapy and targeted therapy for women with HER2-negative advanced breast cancer.

Blood and urine testing recommended to diagnose rare adrenal tumors

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The Endocrine Society recently issued a Clinical Practice Guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of two types of rare adrenal tumors: pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas.

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