ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines Regarding BRCA Gene Mutations, Ovarian Cancer & Supportive Cancer Care

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) is the leading European professional organization committed to advancing the specialty of medical oncology, and promoting a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment and care. …  The ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines include coverage of  (i) BRCA gene mutations in breast and ovarian cancer, (ii) gynecologic tumors, and (iii) supportive cancer care …

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) is the leading European professional organization committed to advancing the specialty of medical oncology, and promoting a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment and care.  Since its founding in 1975 as a non-profit organization, ESMO’s mission is to support oncology professionals in providing people with cancer the most effective treatments available at the highest quality of care.

Formerly known as the ESMO Clinical Recommendations, the ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) are intended to provide users with a set of requirements for the highest standard of care for cancer patients. The ESMO CPG represent vital, evidence-based information including the incidence of the malignancy, diagnostic criteria, staging of disease and risk assessment, treatment plans and follow-up.

A growing number of the new guidelines were developed using large, multidisciplinary writing groups, ensuring optimal input from the oncology profession and better geographic representation.

For example, two revised guidelines address the prevention of chemotherapy- and radiotherapy–induced nausea and vomiting, developed as a result of the 3rd Perugia Consensus Conference organized by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and ESMO.

The new guidelines published this month and available online represent the first stage of a process that will include recommendations for more than 55 different clinical situations, covering almost all tumor types as well as various other topics including the therapeutic use of growth factors.

The ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines include coverage of  (i) BRCA gene mutations in breast and ovarian cancer, (ii) gynecologic tumors, and (iii) supportive cancer care, as provided below.

Breast Cancer

Gynecologic Tumors

Supportive Care

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