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The purpose of the ASCO Guidelines Wiki is to engage the membership in the guideline development process. ASCO Members will have an opportunity to comment on published guidelines and provide new evidence. New evidence will be reviewed by the site administrator and forwarded to the Guideline Panel Co-Chairs for consideration. All information is open to view, however, to comment or submit new evidence, an ASCO Guidelines Wiki user account is needed. This is a different account from your account. Please request a username and password by contacting the Guidelines Site Administrator.  ASCO has provided guiding principles for posting comments:

  • Site administrators monitor content periodically for spam, offensive language, links to illegal content, and overtly hostile interactions and/or harassment.
  • Please do not post ads under the guise of comments or forum threads anywhere on the site. Such content will be removed.
  • Copyright laws apply to web content—it's better to link to content than to cut and paste large blocks of text.
  • Administrators reserve the right to edit and/or delete content.
  • The views expressed in the comment threads are those of the authors. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
  • Terms & Conditions apply for this site.

 How to Post a Public Comment:

1) Log onto the site. (Contact Guidelines Site Administrator for assistance)

2) Enter a comment in the 'Write a Comment' box below.

3) Press 'Save' to post your comment!


ASCO published its first clinical practice guideline in 1994 and has since issued numerous guidelines on areas of care that range from prevention to treatment to quality of life. Guidelines can address specific clinical situations or the use of approved medical products, procedures, or tests. Using the best available evidence, ASCO expert panels identify and develop practice recommendations for specific areas of cancer care that would benefit from using practice guidelines. All ASCO Guidelines are published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology


 Pages with this emblem have QOPI Measures derived from the guideline recommendations. 



 ASCO Guidelines are reviewed by the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee and submitted for publication in Journal of  Clinical Oncology (JCO). To view the original guideline publications, please visit the JCO website.   


ASCO Guideline Disclaimer: The clinical practice guidelines and other guidance published herein are provided by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (“ASCO”) to assist practitioners in clinical decision making. The information therein should not be relied upon as being complete or accurate, nor should it be considered as inclusive of all proper treatments or methods of care or as a statement of the standard of care. With the rapid development of scientific knowledge, new evidence may emerge between the time information is developed and when it is published or read. The information is not continually updated and may not reflect the most recent evidence. The information addresses only the topics specifically identified therein and is not applicable to other interventions, diseases, or stages of diseases. This information does not mandate any particular course of medical care. Further, the information is not intended to substitute for the independent professional judgment of the treating physician, as the information does not account for individual variation among patients. Recommendations reflect high, moderate or low confidence that the recommendation reflects the net effect of a given course of action.  The use of words like “must,” “must not,” “should,” and “should not” indicate that a course of action is recommended or not recommended for either most or many patients, but there is latitude for the treating physician to select other courses of action in individual cases. In all cases, the selected course of action should be considered by the treating physician in the context of treating the individual patient. Use of the information is voluntary.  ASCO provides this information on an “as is” basis, and makes no warranty, express or implied, regarding the information. ASCO specifically disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use or purpose. ASCO assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage to persons or property arising out of or related to any use of this information or for any errors or omissions.

You must have an account to comment or submit evidence. Contact the Guidelines Site Administrator for assistance.


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