Cancer Guidelines Database

Access quality cancer guidelines from a single Canadian source

We've listed 43 guidelines under your selection of "Type of cancer". The most recent guidelines are first.

Cancer in People Living With HIV, Version 1.2018

Year: 2018
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: National Comprehensive Cancer Network
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients living with HIV (PLWH) who are diagnosed with cancer. The guideline focuses primarily on PLWH who develop non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), anal cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, or cervical cancer. General advice is also provided regarding HIV management during cancer therapy, in addition to topics such as drug-drug interactions (DDI) between antiretroviral treatments and cancer therapies, initial workup, radiation therapy, surgical management, and supportive care.

Cervical Cancer, Version 1.2018

Year: 2017
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: National Comprehensive Cancer Network
This is a clinical practice guideline for women with cervical cancer. The guideline examines the initial diagnosis and workup, staging, primary and adjuvant treatment, surveillance, and therapy following relapse for these patients. Treatment for metastatic disease is also discussed, as are the topics of incidental cervical cancer and the occurrence of cervical cancer in pregnant women.

Myeloid Growth Factors – Version 2.2016

Year: 2016
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: National Comprehensive Cancer Network
This is a clinical practice guideline for the use of myeloid growth factors in adult patients with solid tumours and non-myeloid malignancies. Benefits and risks are reviewed, the role of biosimilars is discussed, and recommendations are provided for prophylactic and therapeutic uses of both granulocyte and granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factors (CSFs). Recommendations are also given regarding the use of CSFs in the hematopoietic cell transplant setting. Outcomes of interest include efficacy of CSFs, mortality, length of hospitalization, toxicity, and adverse effects.

Palliative Radiotherapy: Bleeding and Gastrointestinal Obstruction

Year: 2016
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Alberta Health Services
This is a clinical practice guideline for palliative oncology patients 18 years of age or older with low grade/ low volume/ malignancy-associated urogenital or gastrointestinal bleeding, or with malignant gastrointestinal obstruction, compression or invasion. External beam radiotherapy (EBRT) with or without , brachytherapy, stent placement, and surgical bypass are discussed as therapeutic options. Outcomes of interest include clinical improvement of symptoms, quality of life, and survival.

Cervical Cancer – Version 1.2016

Year: 2016
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: National Comprehensive Cancer Network
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with cervical cancer including squamous cell carcinoma, adenosquamous carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma of the cervix. The guideline discusses diagnosis and workup, principles of staging and surgery, primary treatment, adjuvant treatment, surveillance, and therapy for relapse. Special topics of consideration include incidental cervical cancer, radiation therapy, and cervical cancer and pregnancy.

Genital Tract Cancers in Females: Human Papillomavirus Related Cancers (Cervical, Vaginal & Vulvar)

Year: 2016
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: BC Cancer Agency
This guideline outlines the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of human papillomavirus related cancers. The guideline examines appropriate vaccination strategies, screening (including care controversies), and treatment including chemotherapy and surgical options. Outcomes of interest include fertility sparing and reduction of unnecessary Pap testing. Provincial resources are provided.

Management and Care of Women With Invasive Cervical Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Resource-Stratified Clinical Practice Guideline

Year: 2016
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Society of Clinical Oncology
This is a clinical practice guideline for women diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer. The guideline examines the most effective antitumour and palliative care interventions for clinicians and planners. Treatment options that are discussed include cone biopsy, extrafascial hysterectomy, modified radical or radical hysterectomy, and combinations of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Fertility Drugs and Cancer: A Guideline

Year: 2016
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: American Society for Reproductive Medicine
This clinical practice guideline examines the impact of fertility drugs on the risk of cancer in women. The guideline looks at the association between use of fertility drugs and increased risk of developing invasive ovarian, breast, endometrial, colon and thyroid cancers as well as non-Hodgkin lymphoma and malignant melanoma. The association between fertility drugs and borderline ovarian tumours is also examined.

Follow-up for Cervical Cancer

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: Cancer Care Ontario
A clinical practice guideline for female patients who have received potentially curative primary treatment for cervical cancer. The guideline examines appropriate follow-up strategies including minimum levels of screening and follow-up intervals. Outcomes of interest include recurrences detected during screening and survival rates.

Management of Cervical Cancer (Second Edition)

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: Ministry of Health Malaysia
A clinical practice guideline for the management of female patients with cervical cancer. The guideline examines diagnosis, staging, treatment including surgery and adjuvant therapy, and follow up. Outcomes of interest include fertility preservations and improved quality of life through hormonal replacement therapy during follow up.

Genital Tract Cancers in Females: Human Papillomavirus Related Cancers (Cervical, Vaginal & Vulvar)

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: BC Cancer Agency
This guideline outlines the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of human papillomavirus related cancers. The guideline examines appropriate vaccination strategies, screening (including care controversies), and treatment including chemotherapy and surgical options. Outcomes of interest include fertility sparing and reduction of unnecessary Pap testing.

The Organization of Colposcopy Services in Ontario: Recommended Framework

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Cancer Care Ontario
An organizational guideline for the provision of colonoscopies to patients with abnormal cervical screening results. The guideline examines the provision of consistent quality in colonoscopies, including training and competence, practices, and quality indicators. Important aspects include training program availability, referral criteria, and group vs. individual practice requirements.

Japan Society of Gynecologic Oncology Guidelines (2011) for the Treatment of Uterine Cervical Cancer

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Japanese Society of Gynecologic Oncology
A clinical practice guideline for treatment of uterine cervical cancer. The guideline examines updated evidence on primary treatments, treatment for recurrent cancers, and additional presentations, focusing primarily of lymphadenectomy and hysterectomy. Outcomes of interest include recurrence and fertility preservation.

Effective Use of Advanced Practice Nurses in the Delivery of Adult Cancer Services in Ontario

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: Cancer Care Ontario
This guideline provides recommendations on the use of advanced practice nurses (APNs) to optimize patient, provider, and health system outcomes across the cancer care continuum. Specifically, the guideline reviews patient populations and situations (types of needs, practice settings, phase of the cancer care continuum) for which APN roles have demonstrated equivalent or improved outcomes, or reduced harms in cancer care. Outcomes of interest include quality of life, physical, functional, psychosocial, and mental health, as well as morbidity, mortality, symptom management, patient and provider satisfaction, health care utilization, costs, and quality of care.

Cervical Cancer, Version 2.2015

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: National Comprehensive Cancer Network
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with cervical cancer including squamous cell carcinoma, adenosquamous carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma of the cervix. The guideline discusses diagnosis and workup, principles of staging and surgery, primary treatment, adjuvant treatment, surveillance, and therapy for relapse. Special topics of consideration include incidental cervical cancer, radiation therapy, and cervical cancer and pregnancy.

Bevacizumab, Paclitaxel and Carboplatin for Metastatic Cervical Carcinoma

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Cancer Care Manitoba
This is a systemic therapy summary for the use of bevacizumab, paclitaxel and carboplatin as therapy options for adults with recurrent, persistent or metastatic cervical cancer. Treatment regimen, drug dose, and administration are reviewed, and recommendations provided for clinical monitoring and follow-up care. The guideline also addresses adverse events, precautions, dose modifications, and drug interactions.

The Korean Guideline for Cervical Cancer Screening

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Asian Society of Gynecologic Oncology
This is a clinical practice guideline for cervical cancer screening for asymptomatic women aged over 20. The guideline committee considered the benefits and harms of the Papanicolaou test, liquid-based cytology, and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing. Other areas of interest addressed in this guideline include: the age to begin and the age to terminate and screening interval; as well as the false-positive and resulting the psychological harms in screening.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Pretreatment Planning of Invasive Cancer of the Cervix

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American College of Radiology
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with invasive cancer of the cervix. The guideline addresses staging techniques using imaging. This includes a review of the use of radiographs, excretory urography, transabdominal ultrasound (TRUS), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), lymphangiography and lymphoscintigraphy, positron emission tomography (PET) and PET/computed tomography, and nuclear medicine bone scan. Trachelectomy assessment is also discussed.

Cancer Of The Uterine Cervix

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Alberta Health Services
A clinical practice guideline for the management of adult patients with cancer of the uterine cervix, including squamous, adenocarcinomas, and adenosquamous carcinomas. The guideline examines treatment, primarily through surgery and radiotherapy, staging, and follow-up. Outcomes of interest include improved survival benefits through chemoradiotherapy and improved outcomes thought the addition of ifosamide to recommended chemotherapies.

Technical Update on Tissue Morcellation During Gynaecologic Surgery: Its Uses, Complications, and Risks of Unsuspected Malignancy

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)
This guideline reviews the use of gynecological surgery for hysterectomy and myomectomy. Specific topics include morcellation techniques, diagnosis of uterine malignancy, and prognosis following surgery for uterine sarcomas. Complications with uterine morcellation are also discussed. Outcomes of interest include 5-year survival, abdominopelvic recurrence, and rate of complications.

Suspected Cancer: Recognition and Referral

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients of all age groups suspected of having cancers including lung and pleural, upper gastro-intestinal, lower gastrointestinal, breast, gynecological, urological, skin, head and neck, brain and central nervous system, haematological, sarcomas, and childhood cancers. Recommendations are provided on recognition and referral or investigations of cancer in primary care. Outcomes of interest include quality of life, sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tests and signs/symptoms, positive and negative predictive values of diagnostic tests and signs/symptoms, and cost effectiveness.

Systemic Therapy for Recurrent, Metastatic, or Persistent Cervical Cancer

Year: 2014
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: Cancer Care Ontario
This clinical practice guideline provides recommendations on use of systemic therapy for women with metastatic, recurrent, or persistent cervical cancer including women with squamous cell carcinoma, adenosquamous carcinoma, or adenocarcinoma of the cervix. The guideline discusses use of cisplatin-paclitaxel, cisplatin-vinorelbine, cisplatin gemcitabine, and cisplatin-topotecan, and reviews the substitution of carboplatin for cisplatin in any of these combinations. Additionally, the indications for use of bevacizumab in combination with cisplatin-paclitaxel or carboplatin-paclitaxel are discussed. Primary outcomes of interest are overall survival and quality of life, with other outcomes of consideration including response rate, progression-free survival rate, and adverse effects

British HIV Association Guidelines for HIV-Associated Malignancies 2014

Year: 2014
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: British HIV Association
This is a clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and associated malignancies in adult patients with HIV. The guideline examines the most common HIV associated cancers, Kaposi sarcoma, high grade B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and invasive cervical cancer, as well as a number of other cancers with higher risk profiles in HIV patients. Outcomes of interest include improved treatment options in consideration of HAART and increased prophylactic options in low-risk patients, specifically with regards to lifestyle changes and vaccinations.

Gynecology Cancer

Year: 2014
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: BC Cancer Agency
This guideline set provides recommendations on the management of gynecologic cancers including gynecological sarcomas and cancers of the ovary (epithelial and non-epithelial carcinomas), endometrium, uterine cervix, vulva, fallopian tube, gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, and vagina. Topics of discussion include diagnosis and staging, management, and follow-up. Additionally, prevention and screening are discussed for ovarian, endometrial, and cervical cancers. Please note that the sub-sections within this set were published and revised at varying dates, and that the publication year referenced here refers only to the date that the guideline set was accessed online.

Required Reports for Referrals

Year: 2014
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: BC Cancer Agency
This guideline set provides recommendations on required reports for referrals for: breast, gastrointestinal (esophagus, stomach, colon-rectum, anus, pancreas, liver, biliary tract/gall bladder), genitourinary (testis, prostate, bladder), gynecology (endometrium, cervix, ovary, vulva & vagina), head and neck (parotid & submandibular gland, thyroid, mouth, palate, nasopharynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, nose & antrum, ear), lung, lymphoma and leukemia, melanoma, musculoskeletal and sarcoma, neuro-oncology, primary unknown, and skin (basal cell & squamous cell carcinomas, mycosis fungoides – Sezary syndrome). The guideline provides recommendations on pathology reports, operative reports, laboratory reports, and imaging reports. Please note that the sub-sections within this set were published and revised at varying dates, and that the publication year referenced here refers only to the date that the guideline set was accessed online.

Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control: A Guide to Essential Practice – 2nd Ed

Year: 2014
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: World Health Organization
This clinical practice guideline discusses cervical cancer control including: cervical cancer prevention and control programmes; community mobilization, education and counselling; HPV vaccination; screening and treatment of cervical pre-cancer; diagnosis and treatment of invasive cervical cancer; and palliative care. Treatment options for special populations including women who are pregnant and women living with HIV are also reviewed.

Genital Tract Cancers in Females: Human Papillomavirus Related Cancers (Cervical, Vaginal & Vulvar)

Year: 2014
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Guidelines and Protocols Advisory Committee
This is a clinical practice guideline for female patients aged 9 and above. The guideline provides recommendations on screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care of human papillomavirus (HPV) related cancers including cervical, vaginal, and vulvar. Special topics of interest include an overview of HPV vaccines and a discussion on controversies in care, including screening intervals and age to stop screening.

The Lower Anogenital Squamous Terminology Standardization Project for HPV-Associated Lesions: Background and Consensus Recommendations from the College of American Pathologists and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

Year: 2013
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
A clinical practice guideline for patients with, or suspected of having, HPV associated lesions of the lower anogenital tract. The guideline examines appropriate terminology for cancers of the anogenital region and provides a diagnostic and histopathologic nomenclature system for use in clinical settings. Outcomes of interest include clarified margins for squamous cells and lesions in terms of both regional definition and staging.

Recommendations on Screening for Cervical Cancer

Year: 2013
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care
A clinical practice guideline for adult women with no symptoms of cervical cancer who are or who have been sexually active. The guideline examines cervical cancer screening by use of the Pap test, and provides recommendations for screening intervals based on age. Outcomes of interest include mortality and/or morbidity, harms, and resource implications.

Provincial Cervical Cancer Treatment Guidelines

Year: 2013
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
A clinical practice guideline for patients with a positive diagnosis for cervical cancer. The guideline examines diagnosis and staging, and provides treatment recommendations based on cancer stage. Specific recommendations are also provided for pregnant patients. Outcomes of interest include improved use of adjuvant post-operative radiotherapy based on pathological findings.

Cancer of the Uterine Cervix

Year: 2013
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Alberta Health Services
This is a clinical practice guideline for adult patients with cancer of the uterine cervix, including squamous, adenocarcinomas, and adenosquamous carcinomas. The guideline reviews evaluation and staging, treatment, and follow-up procedures. Management of recurrent disease is also discussed. Outcomes of interest include survival (overall, disease-free, and progression-free), overall response rate, and toxicity.

Guidelines for Breast, Cervical and Colorectal Cancer Screening

Year: 2013
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: CancerCare Manitoba
This guideline provides screening recommendations for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer, based on age and risk factors. Management of test results including mammography, cytology, occult blood test (FOBT) and colonoscopy are discussed, and potential benefits and harms are reviewed. Other testing procedures include ultrasound, stereotactic core biopsy, colposcopy, endocervical curettage, endometrial biopsy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy.

Guidelines for Screening and Treatment of Precancerous Lesions for Cervical Cancer Prevention

Year: 2013
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: World Health Organization
A clinical practice guideline for adult patients at risk for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. The guideline examines screening and treatment, with specific considerations for HIV positive patients and low-resource settings. Outcomes of interest include reductions in pregnancy related risks and reduction in related infections.

2012 Updated Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests and Cancer Precursors

Year: 2013
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
A clinical practice guideline for the management of women with abnormal cervical cytology and any cancer precursors. The guideline examines optimal screening for multiple patient population, including multiple cell abnormalities and pregnant women. Outcomes of interest include reduced patient risk through improved long-term testing, and improved referral pathways to other management and treatment focused guidelines.

Treatment of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia 2–3 and Adenocarcinoma In Situ: Cryotherapy, Large Loop Excision of the Transformation Zone, and Cold Knife Conization

Year: 2013
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: World Health Organization
This is a clinical practice guideline for women with histologically confirmed CIN2+ or adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) . The guideline reviews treatment options including cryotherapy, loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)/large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ), and cold knife conization (CKC). Outcomes of interest include residual/recurrent CIN2+ after treatment, and treatment complications/risks including damage to other organs, major bleeding, and minor bleeding, maternal death, HPV-negative status, premature delivery, fetal/neonatal spontaneous abortions, pelvic inflammatory disease, and inflammatory disease.

Fertility: Assessment and Treatment for People with Fertility Problems

Year: 2013
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
This is a clinical practice guideline for people of reproductive age who have problems conceiving, including individuals who are preparing for cancer treatment who may wish to preserve their fertility. Diagnosis and treatment of fertility problems are discussed.

American Cancer Society, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and American Society for Clinical Pathology Screening Guidelines for the Prevention and Early Detection of Cervical Cancer

Year: 2012
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Cancer Society
This is a clinical practice guideline on the prevention and detection of cervical cancer in non high-risk adult women. The guideline examines harms and benefits of screening, use of HPV testing and cytology as screening techniques, screening strategies for different age and risk groups, and management of abnormal screening results including colposcopy. Screening recommendations for women vaccinated against HPV16 and HPV18 are also discussed. Outcomes of interest include incidence and survival rate, sensitivity, specificity, and rate of false positives and negatives.

Screening for Cervical Cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

Year: 2012
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: United States Preventive Services Task Force
This clinical practice guideline provides recommendations on cervical screening in asymptomatic women 21 to 65 years of age. The guideline examines age-appropriate screening intervals and test type, with comparisons made between HPV testing and cytology. This guideline updates 2003 recommendations and discusses comparisons between liquid-based cytology and HPV testing as stand alone or combined screening tools.

Colposcopic Management of Abnormal Cervical Cytology and Histology

Year: 2012
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
This is a clinical practice guideline on the management of abnormal cytology results after screening for cervical cancer. Treatment follow-up algorithms are provided, and management options include biopsy, diagnostic excisional procedure including loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) , and hysterectomy. Outcomes of interest include risk factors for developing cancer, and benefits and harms of follow-up options.

Use of Cryotherapy for Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia

Year: 2011
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: World Health Organization
A clinical practice for patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. The guideline examines the use of cryotherapy based on lesion size and other risk factors. Recommendations on technique are included, and comparisons are made to loop electrosurgical excision procedures.

Screening for Cancer of the Cervix: An Office Manual for Health Professionals

Year: 2009
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Cancer Care Nova Scotia
A clinical practice guideline detailing the use of pap smears as a screening tool for women at risk for cervical cancer. The guideline examines screening timelines, optimal sampling areas, and details the process for both professionals and patients. The guideline also examines when repeat testing and referrals for colposcopies should be conducted, and provides instructional materials and sample forms.

Nova Scotia Cervical Cancer Screening Practice Guidelines

Year: 2009
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Cancer Care Nova Scotia
A clinical practice guideline for cervical screening in women who are, or have been, sexually active. The guideline provides screening timelines and recommendations for when screening is no longer necessary. Recommendations are also made for women in special circumstances, including immunocompromised patients, pregnant women, and women who have undergone full hysterectomies.

Cervical Cancer Screening Clinical Practice Guideline

Year: 2008
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: Kaiser Permanente
This clinical practice guideline provides recommendations for cervical cancer screening tests and intervals according to age group and risk category. Conventional cytology, liquid based cytology, and HPV testing are compared. Primary HPV testing with the use of reflex cytology following a positive HPV test result is discussed. Outcomes of interest include mortality and morbidity, accuracy and adverse effects of tests, and cost effectiveness.