Select a Guideline
All available guidelines for this clinical area are available under the "Select a Guideline" heading. To access a specific guideline, simply click on the title. You may also use the integrated search bar to find guidelines that match your search term. Simply start typing in the search field, and the list of guidelines will filter automatically to display relevant results.
Clinical practice guidelines serve as a guide for doctors and outline appropriate methods of treatment and care. Guidelines can address specific clinical situations (disease-oriented) or use of approved medical products, procedures, or tests (modality-oriented). Multidisciplinary panels of experts, including patient advocates, develop ASCO’s clinical practice guidelines. Learn more about how advocates help create guidelines on the Cancer.Net Blog.
Annually, ASCO will review guideline topic proposals from members. To submit a topic for consideration, access our survey. Please note the submission period for 2016-2017 topics has closed and any topic submissions will be considered for prioritization in Fall 2017.
ASCO guidelines are reviewed for their currency and validity on a regular basis. We note the current guideline status on each page as Current, Affirmed, Review in Progress, or Archived. Please find a brief description of these terms below:
- Current: The guideline was published within the last 3 years. The recommendations are current, accurate and valid
- Affirmed: The guideline was published more than 3 years ago and the recommendations are current, accurate and valid
- Review in Progress: The guideline is being assessed for currency or an update is in progress. The status of the guideline and recommended care options may change as a result
- Archived: The guideline recommended care options are no longer current or valid. This guideline should be used for historical purposes only