Cancer Guidelines Database

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We've listed 62 guidelines under your selection of "Type of cancer". The most recent guidelines are first.

Optimum Imaging Strategies for Advanced Prostate Cancer: ASCO Guideline

Year: 2020
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Society of Clinical Oncology
This is a clinical practice guideline for men with advanced prostate cancer, including newly diagnosed clinical high-risk disease, suspected or confirmed metastatic disease, recurrent disease, or progressive disease while under treatment. Recommendations are provided for the optimal use of imaging in this patient population. Conventional imaging (e.g. computed tomography (CT), bone scans, and/or prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)) and next-generation imaging (e.g. positron emission tomography (PET), PET/CT, PET/MRI, and whole-body MRI) are discussed.

An Endorsement of the 2018 Guideline on Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer: An ASTRO, ASCO, and AUA Evidence-Based Guideline

Year: 2020
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Cancer Care Ontario
This clinical practice guideline is an endorsement of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and American Urological Association's 2018 guideline titled Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer: An ASTRO, ASCO, and AUA Evidence-Based Guideline. The guideline examines the use of hypofractionated radiation therapy compared to conventional fractionation in men with localized prostate cancer. Outcomes of interest include prostate control, toxicity, and quality of life.

Local Prostate Cancer

Year: 2020
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Alberta Health Services
This is a clinical practice guideline for adult men with a suspicion or recent diagnosis of localized prostate cancer. The guideline provides recommendations for the staging, management, and follow-up of these patients. Different management options are provided for patients with low-risk, intermediate-risk, or high-risk disease, and include active surveillance, radiotherapy, and surgery.

Advanced/Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Year: 2020
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Alberta Health Services
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with diagnosed or suspected advanced/metastatic prostate cancer. The guideline examines the appropriate staging, treatment and follow-up for this patient population. Management, monitoring, systemic therapy, and radiotherapy are also discussed.

Biodegradable Rectal Spacers for Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy

Year: 2019
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: Cancer Care Ontario
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients undergoing radiation treatment for localized prostate cancer. The guideline examines the use of biodegradable spacers for prostate cancer treatment. A topic of interest is biodegradable spacer insertion as a technology that may be used to decrease toxicity and maintain quality of life (QOL) in appropriately selected patients.

2019 Canadian Urological Association (CUA)-Canadian Uro Oncology Group (CUOG) Guideline: Management of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC)

Year: 2019
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Canadian Urological Association
This clinical practice guideline is for patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). The guideline examines the management options available for these patients. Specific topics addressed include androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT), the addition or change of first-generation androgen receptor antagonists, and non-metastatic CRPC (nmCRPC).

Prostate Cancer: Diagnosis and Management

Year: 2019
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with suspected or confirmed prostate cancer. The guideline provides recommendations for diagnosis, including the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and biopsy, treatment (i.e. radical treatment), follow-up, and active surveillance using multiparametric MRI.

Incontinence After Prostate Treatment: AUA/SUFU Guideline

Year: 2019
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Urological Association
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients who have undergone prostate treatment, specifically radical prostatectomy, radiation treatment, or treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. The guideline discusses the management of incontinence in these patients. Specific topics addressed include the risk factors for incontinence, assessment of patients prior to intervention, as well as a stepwise approach to management. Treatment options such as physical therapy, medications and surgery are discussed.

Adjuvant and Salvage Radiotherapy After Prostatectomy: ASTRO/AUA Guideline

Year: 2019
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Society for Radiation Oncology
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with localized prostate cancer who have undergone radical prostatectomy. The guideline focuses on the use of radiotherapy to reduce the risk of prostate cancer recurrence and clinical progression of cancer in these patients, and provides specifications concerning the timing of radiotherapy while emphasizing the importance of communicating the potential risks and benefits to patients.

Molecular Biomarkers in Localized Prostate Cancer: ASCO Guideline

Year: 2019
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Society of Clinical Oncology
This is a clinical practice guideline for men with localized prostate cancer. The use of molecular biomarkers for the management of these patients is examined. The guideline specifically discusses patient selection, active surveillance, the identification of clinically significant disease, choosing postprostatectomy adjuvant versus salvage radiotherapy, and emerging questions such as the relative value of tissue biomarkers compared to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Prostate Cancer Early Detection, Version 2.2019

Year: 2019
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: National Comprehensive Cancer Network
This is a clinical practice guideline developed for adult men who have elected to participate in an early prostate cancer detection program. The guideline provides a set of sequential recommendations detailing screening and evaluation strategies for maximizing the detection of prostate cancer that is effectively treatable and that, if left undetected, represents a risk to the patient. Several techniques designed to improve the identification of significant cancer, while avoiding the detection of indolent disease, are highlighted, including imaging, biomarker testing, and biopsy.

Canadian Urological Association-Canadian Urologic Oncology Group Guideline on Metastatic Castration-Naive and Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

Year: 2019
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Canadian Urological Association
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with metastatic prostate cancer. The guideline examines various therapies for the treatment of metastatic castration-naive and castration-sensitive prostate cancer, including androgen-deprivation therapy, as well as local and external therapies. The prevention of osteoporosis, as well as opportunities for multidisciplinary consultation, are also discussed.

Prostate Cancer, Version 4.2019

Year: 2019
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: National Comprehensive Cancer Network
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with prostate cancer. The guideline examines various treatment options including active surveillance, radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy, other local therapies, androgen deprivation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. It also discusses risk stratification, imaging, and estimates of life expectancy. Recommendations are provided for the initial diagnosis, clinical assessment, and staging evaluation, as well as for treatment, which are based on both the level of risk, and specific disease present.

Transrectal Ultrasound Guided Biopsy of the Prostate

Year: 2019
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: European Association of Urology Nurses
This is a clinical practice guideline on the use of transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy for the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Pre-biopsy procedures, post-biopsy complications, and techniques used during biopsy are all addressed. Outcomes of interest include patient safety, dignity, and comfort.

Prostate Cancer

Year: 2019
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: European Association of Urology
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with prostate cancer. The guideline examines the diagnostic evaluation, classification and staging, treatment, and follow-up of these patients. Treatment for metastatic prostate cancer and castration-resistant prostate cancer are specifically discussed, as is the management of prostate-specific antigen-only recurrence after treatment with curative intent.

Consensus Statement on Definition, Diagnosis, and Management of High-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients on Behalf of the Spanish Groups of Uro-Oncology Societies URONCOR, GUO, and SOGUG

Year: 2018
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Spanish Uro-Oncology Societies
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with high-risk prostate cancer (PCa), defined as PCa patients who have a high probability of relapse, progression, and death from PCa. The guideline discusses the diagnosis and classification of these patients as high risk, as well as various treatment approaches, including external radiotherapy plus androgen deprivation therapy, radical prostatectomy with extended lymphadenectomy, external radiotherapy plus brachytherapy, hormone therapy, observation, and chemotherapy. Primary outcomes of interest include reductions in morbidity, cancer progression, recurrence, and mortality.

Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: AUA Guideline

Year: 2018
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Urological Association
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). The guideline examines treatment options for six index patients that represent the most common clinical scenarios. Recommendations are based on the presence or absence of metastatic disease, the degree of symptoms, the patient's performance status, and whether or not their has been prior treatment with docetaxel-based chemotherapy. A scale for defining patient performance status is also provided.

Advanced / Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Year: 2018
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Alberta Health Services
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients who have been diagnosed with or are suspected of having advanced/metastatic prostate cancer. The guideline provides guidance on the staging, treatment, and follow up procedures for these patients. Topics of interest include radiotherapy techniques, the use of bone scans to assist in staging, and follow-up using active surveillance within a cancer clinic.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Post-Treatment Follow-Up Prostate Cancer

Year: 2018
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American College of Radiology
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients who have received treatment for prostate cancer. The guideline examines the various imaging modalities that can be effectively used for the follow-up of these patients. Variations of imaging modalities such as transrectal ultrasound (TRUS), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT) are discussed, and the appropriateness of different techniques is examined for different clinical situations.

Prostate Cancer Early Detection, Version 2.2018

Year: 2018
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: National Comprehensive Cancer Network
This is a clinical practice guideline developed for adult men who have elected to participate in an early prostate cancer detection program. The guideline provides a set of sequential recommendations detailing screening and evaluation strategies for maximizing the detection of prostate cancer that is effectively treatable and that, if left undetected, represents a risk to the patient. Several techniques designed to improve the identification of significant cancer, while avoiding the detection of indolent disease, are highlighted, including imaging, biomarker testing, and biopsy.

Recommendations for Filgrastim Use in Adults by Disease Site

Year: 2018
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Cancer Care Manitoba
This is a clinical practice guideline for adult oncology patients with neutropenia. The guideline examines the appropriate prescribing of filgrastim for these patients. Indications for which filgrastim should be used are discussed by disease site group. Disease site groups considered include breast, central nervous system, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, genitourinary, hematologic, and thoracic, amongst others.

Prostate Cancer, Version 2.2018

Year: 2018
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: National Comprehensive Cancer Network
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with prostate cancer. The guideline examines various treatment options including active surveillance, radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy, other local therapies, androgen deprivation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. It also discusses risk stratification, imaging, and estimates of life expectancy. Recommendations are provided for the initial diagnosis, clinical assessment, and staging evaluation, as well as for treatment, which are based on both the level of risk, and specific disease present.

Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer: An ASTRO, ASCO, and AUA Evidence-Based Guideline

Year: 2018
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Society of Clinical Oncology
This is a clinical practice guideline for men with localized prostate cancer. The guideline provides recommendations on the use of moderate hypofractionated and ultrahypofractionated external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), with particular reference to oncologic outcomes, toxicity, and quality of life.

Early Detection of Prostate Cancer: AUA Guideline

Year: 2018
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Urological Association
This is a clinical practice guideline for adult men who are at average risk of developing prostate cancer. The guideline examines screening methods for the early detection of prostate cancer for the purpose of reducing mortality. Outcomes of interest include prostate cancer incidence, mortality, quality of life, and the diagnostic performance of each of the tests, including the harms of testing (premature death and complications from both testing and biopsy).

Local Prostate Cancer

Year: 2018
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Alberta Health Services
This is a clinical practice guideline for adult men with a suspicion or recent diagnosis of localized prostate cancer. The guideline examines staging, treatment options, and follow-up for these patients. Management is discussed for low, intermediate, and high-risk disease. Treatment options considered include variations of radical prostatectomy, brachytherapy, external beam radiotherapy, cryosurgery, and active surveillance.

Prostate Cancer, Version 4.2018

Year: 2018
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: National Comprehensive Cancer Network
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with prostate cancer. The guideline examines various treatment options including active surveillance, radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy, other local therapies, androgen deprivation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. It also discusses risk stratification, imaging, and estimates of life expectancy. Recommendations are provided for the initial diagnosis, clinical assessment, and staging evaluation, as well as for treatment, which are based on both the level of risk, and specific disease present.

Optimizing Anticancer Therapy in Metastatic Non-Castrate Prostate Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline

Year: 2018
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Society of Clinical Oncology
This is a clinical practice guideline for men with metastatic non-castrate prostate cancer being considered for treatment with androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT). The guideline examines the addition of docetaxel or abiraterone to ADT, and the resulting effects on overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), failure-free survival (FFS), prostate-specific antigen (PSA) response, overall response rate, and quality of life (QOL).

Screening for Prostate Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

Year: 2018
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: United States Preventive Services Task Force
This is a clinical practice guideline for asymptomatic men. The guideline discusses the appropriateness of periodic prostate-specific antigen (PSA) based screening for prostate cancer. Recommendations for screening are separated based on patient age.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Hematospermia

Year: 2017
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American College of Radiology
This is a clinical practice guideline for men and adolescents with hematospermia or hemospermia. The guideline discusses imaging techniques such as transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and their use in the identification of hematospermia's etiology. The guideline examines the appropriateness of different imaging techniques based on patient age, severity of bleeding, and presence of other relevant symptoms.

Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer: AUA/ASTRO/SUO Guideline

Year: 2017
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Urological Association
This is a clinical practice guideline for the management of localized prostate cancer. The guideline provides a clinical framework stratified by cancer severity to guide the care plan and reviews management options including active surveillance, observation/watchful waiting, prostatectomy, radiotherapy, cryosurgery, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), and focal therapy. Shared decision making is highlighted, and guidance is provided on outcome expectations and management.

Second-Line Hormonal Therapy for Men With Chemotherapy-Naïve, Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Provisional Clinical Opinion

Year: 2017
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Society of Clinical Oncology
This is a provisional clinical opinion (PCO) for chemotherapy-naive men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). This PCO examines second-line hormonal therapy and provides recommendations on staging, treatment, follow-up, and palliative care for men with CRPC. Outcomes of interest include overall survival, adverse events, quality of life, and treatment efficacy (defined as response in prostate-specific antigen values).

Consensus Statements on the Management of Metastatic Prostate Cancer From the Hong Kong Urological Association and Hong Kong Society of Uro-Oncology

Year: 2017
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Hong Kong Urological Association
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with metastatic prostate cancer (mPCa). The guideline examines the management of patients with castration-naïve mPCa and those with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). The use of predictive markers in mCRPC, sequencing treatment in mCRPC, managing men with oligometastases, as well as the staging and monitoring of mCRPC treatment, are also discussed.

Guidance for Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty for Cancer Patients in Ontario: Recommendations Report 2017

Year: 2017
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Cancer Care Ontario
This guideline provides recommendations on use of vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty as treatment options for cancer patients with vertebral compression fractures. The guideline outlines clinical criteria for when vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, or focal tumour ablation (FTA) assisted vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty should be performed, and provides recommendations on selecting the most appropriate procedure. The role of radiation treatment, absolute contraindications, and service provider requirements are also discussed.

Guideline for Optimization of Surgical and Pathological Quality Performance for Radical Prostatectomy in Prostate Cancer Management

Year: 2017
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Cancer Care Ontario
This is a clinical practice guideline for adult males with potentially curable prostate cancer. The guideline examines surgical procedures and outcomes for radical prostatectomy (RP), while specifically addressing the extent of resection, acceptable positive margins, nerve-sparing techniques, pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND), and the recommended procedures for handling and processing RP specimens. Incontinence, erectile dysfunction, rectal injury, and blood transfusion are discussed as surgical complications that need to be limited.

Performance of Needle Biopsy of the Prostate for Men With Suspected or Established Prostate Cancer: Recommendation Report

Year: 2017
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Cancer Care Ontario
This recommendation report addresses "best practices" for prostate needle biopsies. Guidance is provided on the spectrum of prostate needle biopsy practices, including patient preparation, biopsy techniques, specimen submission to the laboratory, processing of the biopsy specimen, information to include on the requisition and pathology report, and operational issues. Facility requirements are also reviewed.

Brachytherapy for Patients With Prostate Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology/Cancer Care Ontario Joint Guideline Update

Year: 2017
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Society of Clinical Oncology
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer who require or choose active treatment, and are not receiving active surveillance by choice or lack of suitability. The guideline examines the efficacy of brachytherapy, as compared to and combined with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) and radical prostatectomy (RP). The guideline also considers which isotopes should be used for low-dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy to maximize clinical outcomes.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Prostate Cancer-Pretreatment Detection, Surveillance, and Staging

Year: 2017
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American College of Radiology
This is a clinical practice guideline for adult men with prostate cancer or clinically suspected prostate cancer. The guideline examines the various imaging modalities that can be effectively used to manage these patients, during initial diagnosis, staging, and active surveillance. Variations of imaging modalities such as transrectal ultrasound (TRUS), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT) are discussed, and the appropriateness of different techniques is examined for different clinical situations.

EAU – ESTRO – ESUR – SIOG Guidelines on Prostate Cancer

Year: 2017
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: European Association of Urology
This is a clinical practice guideline for adult patients with prostate cancer. The guideline examines the screening, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and follow-up of these patients. Treatment options considered include deferred treatment, radical prostatectomy, definitive radiotherapy, and hormonal therapy. Management of metastatic prostate cancer, prostate cancer in older men, prostate-specific antigen-only recurrence after treatment, and castration-resistant prostate cancer are also discussed, as well as the epidemiology and etiology of prostate cancer, and quality of life outcomes.

Referral of Suspected Prostate Cancer by Family Physicians and Other Primary Care Providers

Year: 2016
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: Cancer Care Ontario
This is a clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis of prostate cancer. The guideline examines effective diagnostic methods and provides recommendations on testing and referrals. Outcomes of interest include diagnostic accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity. Other topics of discussion include factors associated with delayed referral and risk factors that are predictive of prostate cancer.

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.

Prostate Cancer – Version 3.2016

Year: 2016
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: National Comprehensive Cancer Network
This clinical practice guideline reviews diagnostic assessment and management of prostate cancer. The guideline discusses risk stratification, molecular testing, and imaging for clinical assessment and staging workup. Management options reviewed include observation, active surveillance, radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy, androgen deprivation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, with treatment recommendations stratified by risk. Outcomes of interest include survival and adverse effects of treatment.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Pre-Treatment Local Staging of Prostate Cancer

Year: 2016
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: Cancer Care Ontario
This is a clinical practice guideline for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for pre-treatment local staging of prostate cancer. The use of MRI for pre-treatment local staging is juxtaposed with the ways in which prostate cancer is conventionally detected which includes prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening, digital rectal examination (DRE), and biopsy-confirmed diagnosis by transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS). The guideline therefore explores the performance and diagnostic accuracy of MRI, as well as the impact of pre-treatment local staging by MRI on patient on patient outcomes, biochemical recurrence, changes in treatment planning (including nerve- sparing surgery), changes in stage classification, and surgical margin status in men with newly diagnosed biopsy-confirmed prostate cancer who are under consideration for radical treatment.

Clinical practice guidelines PSA Testing and Early Management of Test-Detected Prostate Cancer

Year: 2016
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
A clinical practice guideline for middle-aged and older men at risk for prostate cancer who are considering, or have decided to have, a PSA test. The guideline examines supporting informed decision making for PSA testing, recommended protocols, and diagnosis and management for abnormal results. Outcomes of interest include reducing over-diagnosis and improved cumulative mortality.

Permanent Source Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

Year: 2016
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American College of Radiology
A clinical practice guideline for patients with prostate cancer. The guideline examines permanent source brachytherapy in low and high risk patients combined with external-beam radiation therapy and/or androgen deprivation therapy. Outcomes of interest include quality of life, quality of life, complication rates, and biochemical outcomes.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Locally Advanced, High-Risk Prostate Cancer

Year: 2016
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American College of Radiology
A clinical practice guideline for adults with locally advanced, high-risk prostate cancer. The guideline examines aggressive approaches to prostate cancer treatment, focusing on intensive local therapy through external beam radiation. Outcomes of interest include improved local control resulting in improved outcomes via combination therapy.

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.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria External Beam Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer

Year: 2016
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American College of Radiology
A clinical practice guideline for patients with localized prostate cancer undergoing external beam radiation. The guideline examines treatment planning and delivery, with specific intervention details for multiple clinical variants. Outcomes of interest include improved clinical outcomes and reduced GI toxicity.

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Consensus Statement on Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Prostate Carcinoma

Year: 2016
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with prostate cancer. The guideline provides recommendations on the use of immunotherapy for the treatment of these patients, with recommendations separated based on the stage of disease (i.e. whether metastatic or non-metastatic, castration-sensitive or castration-resistant). Specific topics discussed include issues related to patient selection, monitoring of patients during and after treatment, and sequence/combination with other anti-cancer treatments.

Bone Health and Bone-Targeted Therapies for Prostate Cancer

Year: 2016
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: Cancer Care Ontario
This is a clinical practice guideline for men with prostate cancer who are receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). The guideline examines the effectiveness of therapies that target bone, which can mitigate the effects of ADT on bone health. Outcomes of interest include fracture, bone mineral density (BMD), osteoporosis, skeletal-related events (SREs), bone metastasis, pain, patient-reported quality of life (QOL), and overall survival.

Prostate Cancer Early Detection – Version 2.2016

Year: 2016
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: National Comprehensive Cancer Network
This is a clinical practice guideline for healthy male patients who have elected to participate in early screening of prostate cancer. The guideline reviews types of early detection testing, mainly PSA and DRE, provides recommendations on baseline evaluation, risk assessment, and early detection evaluation, provides guidance on indications for biopsy and direction for management of biopsy results. Special topics of interest include biomarker testing and biopsy technique.

EAU – ESTRO – SIOG Guidelines on Prostate Cancer

Year: 2016
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: European Association of Urology
This is a clinical practice guideline for male patients diagnosed with or suspected of having prostate cancer. The guideline reviews classification and staging, diagnostic evaluation, disease management, and follow-up care. Side effects of local treatment and health-related quality of life in prostate cancer survivors are also discussed. Outcomes of interest include overall survival, cancer-specific survival, development of metastatic disease, sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic procedures, and side effects of treatment.

Prostate Cancer Survivorship Care Guideline: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Endorsement

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: American Society of Clinical Oncology
A clinical practice guideline for prostate cancer survivors. The guideline examines health promotion, screening for second primary cancers, and assessment of physical and psychosocial effects. Outcomes of interest include effective referral, minimized psychological harm, and reduced recurrence.

Prostate Cancer

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Alberta Health Services
This clinical practice guideline provides recommendations on management of prostate cancer, including diagnosis and screening, management stratified by risk, and follow up care. Active surveillance, surgery (radical prostatectomy), external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), low dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy, cryosurgery, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT), and systemic therapies are discussed as treatment options. Bone health is also reviewed. Outcomes of interest include survival and recurrence.

Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Diagnosis of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: Cancer Care Ontario
A clinical practice guideline for the diagnostic assessment of clinically significant prostate cancer. The guideline examines Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging as an alternative to traditional transrectal ultrasound–guided systematic biopsy in order to reduce over- or under-diagnosis of clinical results. Outcomes of interest include detection rate of clinically significant prostate cancer, improved survival, and improved predictive value.

Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: AUA Guideline

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: American Urological Association
This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). The guideline provides recommendations on different patient types, with consideration to whether patient is symptomatic/asymptomatic, if cancer is metastatic, poor vs good performance status, and whether or not patient has previously received docetaxel chemotherapy. Outcomes of interest include survival (overall survival, progression-free, metastasis-free) PSA PFS, PSA decline, measurable disease response, adverse events/side-effects of treatment, quality of life (QOL), skeletal-related events (SREs), pain-free survival, and pain response.

The 2015 CUA-CUOG Guidelines for the Management of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC)

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Unavailable
Developer organization: Canadian Urological Association
This is a clinical practice guideline for the management of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). The guideline considers the role of bone supportive agents and palliative radiation in the overall management of CRPC. Due to the fact CRPC includes a wide range of disease types, different management options are considered including for those with rising PSA non metastatic CRPC, metastatic CRPC without symptoms or minimally symptomatic, metastatic CRPC with symptoms, and for patients with CRPC and bone metastases.

Follow-up Care and Psychosocial Needs of Survivors of Prostate Cancer

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: Cancer Care Ontario
This is a clinical practice guideline for men with prostate cancer who have received treatment with curative intent. The frequency by which prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels should be tested in these patients is discussed, and the guideline also examines appropriate diagnostic testing techniques for instances in which biochemical (BC) recurrence occurs. The guideline also discusses psychosocial issues, sexual health, fatigue, urinary health, and bowel heath outcomes associated with prostate cancer treatment.

Prostate Cancer Early Detection, Version 2.2015

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: National Comprehensive Cancer Network
This is a clinical practice guideline for healthy male patients who have elected to participate in early screening of prostate cancer. The guideline reviews types of early detection testing, mainly PSA and DRE, provides recommendations on baseline evaluation, risk assessment, and early detection evaluation, provides guidance on indications for biopsy and direction for management of biopsy results. Special topics of interest include biomarker testing and biopsy technique.

Prostate Cancer, Version 1.2016

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: National Comprehensive Cancer Network
This clinical practice guideline reviews diagnostic assessment and management of prostate cancer. The guideline discusses risk stratification, molecular testing, and imaging for clinical assessment and staging workup. Management options reviewed include observation, active surveillance, radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy, androgen deprivation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, with treatment recommendations stratified by risk. Outcomes of interest include survival and adverse effects of treatment.

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.

Guideline for Referral of Patients with Suspected Prostate Cancer by Family Physicians and Other Primary Care Providers

Year: 2015
AGREE II score: Available
Developer organization: Cancer Care Ontario
This is a clinical practice guideline for referral of patients with suspected prostate cancer by family physicians and other primary care providers. More specifically, the guidelines provide recommendations for referral based on digital rectal examination (DRE) findings and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test results. The research questions that guided the development of recommendations included: what signs, symptoms, and other clinical features that present in primary care are predictive of prostate cancer; what is the diagnostic accuracy of investigations commonly considered for patients presenting with signs and/or symptoms of prostate cancer; and what major, known risk factors increase the likelihood of prostate cancer in patients presenting with signs and/or symptoms of prostate cancer.