Greater reproducibility and higher concordance for melanoma staging observed with implementation of AJCC 8.
In updating its 2012 recommendations, the US Preventive Services Task Force changes its stance on PSA-based screening for prostate cancer in men older than 50. The new guidelines advocate for a patient-physician discussion of the benefits of testing vs the potential harms.
The U.S Preventive Services Task Force recommends counseling for fair-skinned individuals younger than 24 years, and selective counseling is recommended for adults.
AJCC8 tumor classification demonstrated significantly superior homogeneity and monotonicity to AJCC7 tumor classification.
Patients with stage III colon cancer who follow the ACS guidelines for a healthy lifestyle after adjuvant chemotherapy had longer disease-free survival and overall survival.
NCCN released its newest Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. These guidelines will assist with preventive, diagnostic, and treatment decisions for patients with myelofibrosis, as well as the other myeloproliferative neoplasms, essential thrombocythemia and PV.
Clinical practice guideline from ASTRO addresses optimal radiation doses and fractionation schedules, integrating therapies, and induction chemotherapy for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC).
Given recent guideline changes and lack of consistency in guidelines, a survey sought to highlight how primary care physicians recommend breast cancer screening to their patients.
ASCO offers global recommendations for HPV vaccination tailored to structural resource levels of regions.
Barriers to implementation of national guidelines for obesity identified at system, subject, and professional level.
ASCO endorses ACS head and neck survivorship care guideline, which supports health promotion, especially regarding tobacco cessation and dental care.
The implementation of recommendations opposing regular prostate cancer screening appear to have lowered treatment rates dramatically.
Widespread routine thyroid cancer screening can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment, the USPSTF contends.
Consensus statement presents guidelines for prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with negative biopsy.
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.
HPV DNA testing recommended in all resource settings; HIV should undergo screening more often
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 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.
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 PreventionMay 31, 2016
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 CancerApril 18, 2016
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.
Oncologists should raise awareness of HPV-related cancers and role of vaccinations
Guideline on muscle-invasive and metastatic bladder cancer, with qualifying statements
Mainly supportive of guidelines, but concerns include a lack of evidence underlying some new recommendations.
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.
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 CriteriaNovember 13, 2015
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.
Similar rates of recommended processes of diabetes care were observed for both nurse practitioners and primary care physicians, according to a recent study.
Qualifications to guidelines include stronger statements in favor of chemotherapy in some cases.
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.
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