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ASCO Endorses SIO Guideline for Integrative Therapies in Breast Cancer

ASCO Endorses SIO Guideline for Integrative Therapies in Breast Cancer

Guideline recommends therapies for reducing anxiety/stress, depression/mood disorders, nausea

New Guidelines Increase Melanoma Staging Reproducibility and Concordance

New Guidelines Increase Melanoma Staging Reproducibility and Concordance

Greater reproducibility and higher concordance for melanoma staging observed with implementation of AJCC 8.

USPSTF Updates Guidelines for PSA-Based Screening for Prostate Cancer in Older Men

USPSTF Updates Guidelines for PSA-Based Screening for Prostate Cancer in Older Men

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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.

USPSTF: Skin Cancer Counseling Recommended for Fair-Skinned Individuals

USPSTF: Skin Cancer Counseling Recommended for Fair-Skinned Individuals

The U.S Preventive Services Task Force recommends counseling for fair-skinned individuals younger than 24 years, and selective counseling is recommended for adults.

Revised AJCC8 Demonstrates Superior Tumor Classification for HNCSCC 

Revised AJCC8 Demonstrates Superior Tumor Classification for HNCSCC 

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AJCC8 tumor classification demonstrated significantly superior homogeneity and monotonicity to AJCC7 tumor classification.

ACS Survivorship Guidelines for Healthy Behaviors Beneficial for Colon Cancer Survivors

ACS Survivorship Guidelines for Healthy Behaviors Beneficial for Colon Cancer Survivors

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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.

Improving Outcomes with Clinical Practice Guidelines for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Improving Outcomes with Clinical Practice Guidelines for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

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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.

ASTRO Guideline Addresses Curative Treatment of Oropharyngeal Cancer

ASTRO Guideline Addresses Curative Treatment of Oropharyngeal Cancer

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Clinical practice guideline from ASTRO addresses optimal radiation doses and fractionation schedules, integrating therapies, and induction chemotherapy for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC).

Primary Care Physicians Surveyed on Breast Cancer Screening Practices

Primary Care Physicians Surveyed on Breast Cancer Screening Practices

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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 Issues Global Guidance for HPV Vaccination for Cervical Cancer Prevention

ASCO Issues Global Guidance for HPV Vaccination for Cervical Cancer Prevention

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ASCO offers global recommendations for HPV vaccination tailored to structural resource levels of regions.

Barriers to School Nurse-led Implementation of Obesity Guidelines Identified

Barriers to School Nurse-led Implementation of Obesity Guidelines Identified

Barriers to implementation of national guidelines for obesity identified at system, subject, and professional level.

ASCO Endorses ACS Head and Neck Survivorship Care Guideline

ASCO Endorses ACS Head and Neck Survivorship Care Guideline

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ASCO endorses ACS head and neck survivorship care guideline, which supports health promotion, especially regarding tobacco cessation and dental care.

Prostate Cancer Treatment Rates Decrease Following Changes in Treatment Recommendations

Prostate Cancer Treatment Rates Decrease Following Changes in Treatment Recommendations

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The implementation of recommendations opposing regular prostate cancer screening appear to have lowered treatment rates dramatically.

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.

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