Guidelines can address specific clinical situations (disease-oriented) or use of approved medical products, procedures, or tests (modality-oriented). Using the best available evidence, ASCO expert panels identify and develop practice recommendations for specific areas of cancer care that would benefit from using practice guidelines. Learn more about ASCO's Guideline Development Process.
In addition, the Practice Guidelines Implementation Network (PGIN) is a working group focused on the dissemination and implementation of ASCO guidelines. PGIN member activities include serving on Guideline Expert Panels; reviewing Guidelines; promoting dissemination of Guidelines and Clinical Tools; and reviewing and pilot testing selected Clinical Tools. PGIN members participate in these activities with the goal of assisting practices to increase the quality of oncology care, including facilitating shared decision-making with people with cancer and their caregivers. Members include oncologists, primarily community-based, oncology nurses, hematology/oncology pharmacists, and oncology practice managers. To learn more about PGIN and to join the Network, please contact email@example.com.
Guidelines containing this symbol indicate an associated QOPI® Measure.
Margins for Breast-Conserving Surgery With Whole-Breast Irradiation in Stage I and II Invasive Breast Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Endorsement of the Society of Surgical Oncology/American Society for Radiation Oncology Consensus GuidelineApril 7, 2014
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline UpdateMarch 24, 2014
Assays and Predictive Markers
Recommendations for Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 Testing in Breast Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology/College of American Pathologists Clinical Practice Guideline UpdateNovember 1, 2013
American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update on the Use of Chemotherapy Sensitivity and Resistance AssaysAugust 20, 2011
Follow-Up Care, Surveillance Protocol, and Secondary Prevention Measures for Survivors of Colorectal Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline EndorsementNovember 12, 2013
ASCO Provisional Clinical Opinion: Testing for KRAS Gene Mutations in Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Carcinoma to Predict Response to Anti-Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Monoclonal Antibody TherapyJanuary 12, 2009
Head and Neck Cancer
Supportive Care and Quality of Life
Prevention and Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Survivors of Adult Cancers: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice GuidelineApril 14, 2014
Screening, Assessment, and Management of Fatigue in Adult Survivors of Cancer: An American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline AdaptationApril 14, 2014