ASCO develops and publishes clinical practice guidelines, provisional clinical opinions (PCOs), and guideline endorsements, providing evidence-based recommendations to serve as a guide for doctors and outline appropriate methods of treatment and care. The guidelines can also address specific clinical situations (disease-oriented) or use of approved medical products, procedures, or tests (modality-oriented).
The Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee (CPGC)
The Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee (CPGC) is charged with the responsibility of approving topics on behalf of the ASCO Board of Directors. Guideline Advisory Groups (AGs) identify and prioritize topics for guideline development, and make recommendations to the CPGC. Topics for guidelines are selected on the basis of significant clinical or economic importance; presence of variations in patterns of, or access to, care; availability of suitable data; and ethical considerations.
Each spring, a survey will be launched to provide ASCO members with an opportunity to submit topics for guideline development. After the survey closes, member-suggested topics will be provided to the appropriate Guideline Advisory Group (AG) for review during their annual priority setting process. Please submit a topic.
Practice Guidelines Implementation Network (PGIN)
To raise awareness of its evidence-based recommendations on cancer care, ASCO has created the Practice Guidelines Implementation Network (PGIN) to aid in dissemination and implementation of ASCO Clinical Practice Guidelines and associated Clinical Tools and Resources.
To comment on published guidelines or provide new evidence, visit the ASCO Guidelines Wiki.
Guidelines containing this symbol indicate an associated QOPI® Measure.