clinical oncology




A combined PET/CT scanner for clinical oncology
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The availability of accurately aligned, whole-body anatomical (CT) and functional (PET) images could have a significant impact on diagnosing and staging malignant disease and on identifying and localizing mĆ tastases. Computer algorithms to align CT and PET

DNA microarrays in clinical oncology
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Aberrant gene expression is critical for tumor initiation and progression. However, we lack a comprehensive understanding of all genes that are aberrantly expressed in human cancer. Recently, DNA microarrays have been used to obtain global views of human cancer gene

Antiemetics: American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guideline update
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Purpose To update the ASCO guideline for antiemetics in oncology . Methods ASCO convened an Expert Panel and conducted a systematic review of the medical literature for the period of November 2009 to June 2016. Results Forty-one publications were included in this systematic

American Society of Clinical Oncology recommendations on fertility preservation in cancer patients
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Purpose To develop guidance to practicing oncologists about available fertility preservation methods and related issues in people treated for cancer. Methods An expert panel and a writing committee were formed. The questions to be addressed by the guideline were determined, and a systematic

Postmastectomy radiotherapy: clinical practice guidelines of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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Objective: To determine indications for the use of postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) for patients with invasive breast cancer with involved axillary lymph nodes or locally advanced disease who receive systemic therapy. These guidelines are intended for use in the care of

American Society of Clinical Oncology recommendations on adjuvant chemotherapy for stage II colon cancer
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Aim: to address whether all medically fit patients with curatively resected stage II colon cancer should be offered adjuvant chemotherapy as part of routine clinical practice, to identify patients with poor prognosis characteristics and to describe strategies for

Integration of palliative care into standard oncology care: American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guideline update
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Purpose To provide evidence-based recommendations to oncology clinicians, patients, family and friend caregivers, and palliative care specialists to update the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) provisional clinical opinion (PCO) on the integration of

Platelet transfusion for patients with cancer: clinical practice guidelines of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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Objective: To determine the most effective, evidence-based approach to the use of platelet transfusions in patients with cancer. Outcomes: Outcomes of interest included prevention of morbidity and mortality from hemorrhage, effects on survival, quality of life, toxicity reduction

Treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma: American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guideline
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Page 1. Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Kindler HL, et al. www.asco.org/thoracic-cancer-guidelines American Society of Clinical Oncology 2018. All rights reserved. Page 2. Introduction The

Breast cancer follow-up and management after primary treatment: American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guideline update
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Breast Cancer Follow-Up and Management After Primary Treatment: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical James L. Khatcheressian, Patricia Hurley, Elissa Bantug, Laura J. Esserman, Eva Grunfeld, Francine Halberg, Alexander Hantel, N. Lynn Henry, Hyman B

American Society of Clinical Oncology guidance statement: the cost of cancer care
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Advances in early detection, prevention, and treatment have resulted in consistently falling cancer death rates in the United States. In parallel with these advances have come significant increases in the cost of cancer care. It is well established that the cost of health

Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and treatment in patients with cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guideline update
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Purpose To provide recommendations about prophylaxis and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with cancer. Prophylaxis in the outpatient, inpatient, and perioperative settings was considered, as were treatment and use of anticoagulation as a

American Society of Clinical Oncology treatment of unresectable non small-cell lung cancer guideline: Update 2003
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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) previously published evidencebased guidelines for the treatment of unresectable non small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) . ASCO guidelines are updated periodically by the responsible Expert Panel (Appendix) . For the

Prevention and management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in survivors of adult cancers: American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical
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Peripheral Neuropathy in Survivors of Adult Cancers Dawn L. Hershman, Christina Lacchetti, Robert H. Dworkin, Ellen M. Lavoie Smith, Jonathan Bleeker, Guido Cavaletti, Cynthia Chauhan, Patrick Gavin, Antoinette Lavino, Maryam B. Lustberg, Judith Paice, Bryan

Prevention and monitoring of cardiac dysfunction in survivors of adult cancers: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline
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Purpose Cardiac dysfunction is a serious adverse effect of certain cancer-directed therapies that can interfere with the efficacy of treatment, decrease quality of life, or impact the actual survival of the patient with cancer. The purpose of this effort was to develop

of recommendations for the use of tumor markers in breast and colorectal cancer: clinical practice guidelines of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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Objective: To update the 1997 clinical practice guidelines for the use of tumor marker tests in the prevention, screening, treatment, and surveillance of breast and colorectal cancers. These guidelines are intended for use in the care of patients outside of clinical trials

American Society of Clinical Oncology 2007 clinical practice guideline update on the role of bisphosphonates in multiple myeloma
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Purpose To update the recommendations for the use of bisphosphonates in the prevention and treatment of bone disease in multiple myeloma. The Update Committee expanded the guideline to include a discussion of osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). Methods For the 2007 update, an Update

American Society of Clinical Oncology 2008 clinical practice guideline update: use of chemotherapy and radiation therapy protectants
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Martee L. Hensley, Karen L. Hagerty, Tarun Kewalramani, Daniel M. Green, Neal J. Meropol, Todd H. Wasserman, Gary I. Cohen, Bahman Emami, William J. Gradishar, R. Brian Mitchell, J. Tate Thigpen, Andy Trotti III, Daniel von Hoff, and Lynn M. Schuchter From the Memorial

Colorectal cancer surveillance: 2005 update of an American Society of Clinical Oncology practice guideline
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Purpose To update the 2000 American Society of Clinical Oncology guideline on colorectal cancer surveillance. Recommendations Based on results from three independently reported meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials that compared low-intensity and high-intensity programs of colorectal

American Society of Clinical Oncology 2007 update of recommendations for the use of tumor markers in breast cancer
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Recommendations for the Use of Tumor Markers Purpose To update the recommendations for the use