The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has released its newly completed NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium. This comprehensive new addition to NCCN’s Library of Compendia includes information designed to support clinical decision-making around the use of radiation therapy (RT) in patients with cancer. The content is based directly on the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines), and compiles every reference to radiation therapy across the 41 Guidelines referencing RT.
The NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium will be updated on a continual basis in conjunction with the library of clinical guidelines, and is available free through March 2018.
“By compiling every recommendation for radiation therapy in one place, we’ve made it significantly easier for specialists in RT to stay up-to-date on the very latest recommendations, regardless of how many different cancer types they treat,” said Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, NCCN. “This targeted content provides radiation oncologists with the specific, cutting-edge information they need, without forcing them to sift through any extraneous information. It’s part of our ongoing effort to always provide the most pertinent data on emerging treatment practices in the clearest, most efficient way possible.”
The NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium includes a full complement of radiation therapy recommendations found in the current NCCN Guidelines, including specific treatment modalities such as 2D/3D conformal external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), intra-operative radiation therapy (IORT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)/stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)/stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), low dose-rate (LDR)/high dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy, radioisotope, and particle therapy.
NCCN first announced the launch of the Radiation Therapy Compendium during the Annual Conference in March of 2017. At the time, NCCN released a preliminary version of the Compendium featuring 24 cancer types. The newly completed version now contains all 41 disease sites that are currently being treated using radiation therapy.
The NCCN Guidelines are the recognized standard for clinical policy in cancer care and are the most thorough and most frequently updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine. The complete NCCN Library of Compendia also includes:
Other NCCN Guidelines derivative products include:
For more information and to access the NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium, visit NCCN.org/RTCompendium.Back To Top
Completed NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium provides RT recommendations for 41 disease sites. Appl Rad Oncol.