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Oncology

ONC: Major Recommendations (2007)

Recommendations

Recommendations are categorized in terms of either conditional or imperative statements. While conditional statements clearly define a specific situation, imperative statements are broadly applicable to the target population and do not impose restraints on their application.

Conditional recommendations are presented in an if/then format, such that:

If CONDITION then ACTION(S) because REASON(S)

Fulfillment of the condition triggers one or more guideline-specified actions. In contrast, imperative recommendations include terms such as “require, ” “must, ” and “should, ” and do not contain conditional text that would limit their applicability to specified circumstances.

Resources Available with Each Recommendation

In addition to the recommendation statement and strength rating, you will find on each recommendation page:

  • A brief narrative summary of the evidence analyzed to reach the recommendation
  • A statement of justification, or reason for the strength of the recommendation
  • Detailed information on the evidence supporting the recommendations and background narrative (available in the Supporting Evidence section toward the bottom of each recommendation page)
  • A reference list at the end of each recommendation page that includes all the sources used in the evidence analysis for the particular recommendation (each reference is hyperlinked to a summary of the article analyzed in the evidence analysis).

Below you will find a list of the Oncology and Nutrition Recommendations organized by Type of Cancer and type of treatment for the type of cancer. To see the Recommendation Summary, just click on the Recommendation title. Also view the Executive Summary of Recommendations or print the guideline in PDF format.

Oncology (ONC) Major Recommendations

Breast Cancer

Chemotherapy

Auto-Hematopoietic cell transplant

Radiation

Colorectal Cancer

Radiation 

Esophageal Cancer

Chemoradiation 

Head and Neck Cancer

Radiation

Surgery

Hematological Malignancies

Chemotherapy

Hematopoietic cell transplant

Lung Cancer

Chemotherapy

Pancreatic Cancer