ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines: Supportive and Palliative Care

The ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) are intended to provide the user with a set of recommendations for the best standards of cancer care, based on the findings of evidence-based medicine.

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Supportive and palliative care are areas of high importance in oncology and ESMO published Clinical Practice Guidelines on the management of a variety of issues: Management of cancer pain in adult patients, Constipation in advanced cancer, Delirium in Adult Cancer Patients, Diarrhoea in adult cancer patients, Management of anaemia and iron deficiency in patients with cancer, Management of infusion reactions to systemic anticancer therapy, Management of toxicities from immunotherapy, Management of febrile neutropaenia, MASCC and ESMO consensus guidelines for the prevention of chemotherapy and radiotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, Treatment of dyspnoea in advanced cancer patients, Central venous access in oncology, Management of oral and gastrointestinal mucosal injury, Management of refractory symptoms at the end of life and the use of palliative sedation, Advanced care planning in palliative care, Bone health in cancer patients, Cancer, fertility and pregnancy, Management of chemotherapy extravasation, Cardiovascular toxicity induced by chemotherapy, targeted agents and radiotherapy, Management of venous thromboembolism in cancer patients.

Palliative and supportive care

Cancer, Pregnancy and Fertility: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines

Published in 2013 – Ann Oncol 2013; 24 (Suppl 6): vi60-vi70.
Authors: F. A. Peccatori, H. A. Azim, Jr, R. Orecchia, H. J. Hoekstra, N. Pavlidis, V. Kesic, G. Pentheroudakis

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Palliative and supportive care

Management of Chemotherapy Extravasation: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines

Published in 2012 – Ann Oncol 2012; 23 (Suppl 7): vii167-vii173.
Authors: J. A. Pérez Fidalgo, L. García Fabregat, A. Cervantes, A. Margulies, C. Vidall, F. Roila

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Palliative and supportive care

Cardiovascular Toxicity Induced by Chemotherapy, Targeted Agents and Radiotherapy: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines

Published in 2012 – Ann Oncol 2012; 23 (Suppl 7): vii155-vii166.
Authors: G. Curigliano, D. Cardinale, T. Suter, G. Plataniotis, E. de Azambuja, M. T. Sandri, C. Criscitiello, A. Goldhirsch, C. Cipolla, F. Roila

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Palliative and supportive care

Management of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) in Cancer Patients: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines

Published in 2011 – Ann Oncol 2011; 22 (Suppl 6): vi85-vi92.
Authors: M. Mandalà, A. Falanga and F. Roila

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