While guidelines exist for timely treatment and surveillance of recurrent cancer, these guidelines and others continue to be developed for the provision of post-treatment clinical follow-up care, and to address the long-term and late effects that survivors may face post-treatment.
Based on the recommendations set forth by a national Cancer Survivorship Resource Center Expert Panel, the ACS developed clinical follow-up care guidelines to facilitate the provision of post-treatment care by primary care clinicians. These online continuing education activities, many of which offer current CME/CNE credits, are primarily presented through Wiley Health Learning. Wiley has many other educational opportunities, so please explore.
American Cancer Society/American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Survivorship Care Guideline
These guidelines provide comprehensive, holistic recommendations specific to post-treatment breast cancer clinical care. These are meant to assist primary clinicians to better manage potential long-term and late effects of cancer therapy, as well as to provide timely and appropriate screening and surveillance of breast cancer survivors. CA Cancer J Clin 2016;66:43-73
These guidelines are intended to assist primary care clinicians in delivering risk-based health care for colorectal cancer survivors who have completed active therapy. CA Cancer J Clin 2015;65:427-455
This guideline was developed to assist primary care clinicians and other health practitioners with the care of head and neck cancer survivors, including monitoring for recurrence, screening for second primary cancers, assessment and management of long-term and late effects, health promotion, and care coordination. CA Cancer J Clin 2016;66:203-239
These guidelines address health promotion, surveillance, screening for second primary cancers, long-term and late effects assessment and management. The guidelines also focuses on the psychosocial issues and care coordination among the oncology team, primary care clinicians, and other non-oncology specialists. CA Cancer J Clin 2014;64:225-249
Prostate Cancer Survivorship Care Guidelines: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Endorsement
ASCO’s Endorsement Panel reviewed the ACS’s content and recommendations within their Prostate Cancer Survivorship Care Guidelines and offered a few modifications and/or qualifying statements where necessary. J Clin Oncol 33
This ACS report discusses nutrition and physical activity guidelines during the continuum of cancer care, focusing largely on the needs of individuals who are disease-free or who have stable disease following their recovery from treatment. It also discusses select nutrition and physical activity issues such as body weight, food choices, food safety, and dietary supplements. CA Cancer J Clin 2012;62:242-274
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Survivorship Guidelines focus on recommendations related to screening, evaluation, and treatment for common consequences of cancer and its treatment. These guidelines are intended to be used along with disease-specific guidelines as a framework for general survivorship care. It is imperative that you sign onto the NCCN Guideline website to make sure the most recent guidelines are being displayed.
This links to the summary of ASCO guidelines and recommendations for addressing the ongoing care of patients who are cancer survivors.
This informative document answers questions about ASCO’s guideline development, and the differences between its guidelines and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines.