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Cancer Guidelines

Information for Health Professionals

AB Bone Marrow & Blood Cell Transplant Program
Breast

Diagnosis and Work-up

Surgical Treatment Guidelines

Adjuvant Treatment Guidelines

Radiation Treatment Guidelines

Systemic Therapy Treatment Guidelines

Neo-adjuvant Treatment Guidelines

Metastatic Treatment Guidelines

Follow-up, Surveillance and Symptom Management

Care Guidelines For Young Women With Breast Cancer

The following breast cancer care guidelines were developed by Rethink Breast Cancer, and are endorsed by the Alberta Provincial Breast Tumour Team:

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Central Nervous System
Cutaneous
Endocrine
Gastrointestinal
Genitourinary
Gynecological

Treatment Guidelines

Algorithms

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The recommendations in this position statement are a consensus of the Alberta Provincial Gynecologic Oncology and Head & Neck Oncology teams.

Head and Neck

Treatment Guidelines

The recommendations in the following guideline are a consensus of the Alberta Provincial Endocrine Tumour Team and are fully endorsed by the Alberta Provincial Head and Neck Tumour Team:

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The recommendations in this position statement are a consensus of the Alberta Provincial Gynecologic Oncology and Head & Neck Oncology teams.

Hematology / Lymphoma
Lung
Radiotherapy Special Topics
Sarcoma
Supportive Care

About the Guidelines

The recommendations contained in these guidelines are a consensus of the relevant Provincial Tumour Team synthesis of currently accepted approaches to treatment, supportive care and follow up, which have been derived from a review of relevant scientific literature. For more information on our processes please refer to the GURU Guideline Development Handbook.

Clinicians applying these guidelines should, in consultation with the patient, use independent medical judgment in the context of individual clinical circumstances to direct care.

Contact the Guideline Resource Unit

The role of the Guideline Resource Unit (GURU) is to support the Provincial Tumour Teams in developing clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis, staging, treatment and follow-up of cancer. For a detailed look at GURU activities and processes please see the GURU 2014-2015 Annual Report.

If you have any questions or concerns about these guidelines, please contact GURU@albertahealthservices.ca

Provincial Tumour Teams 

The Provincial Tumour Teams are made up of clinicians, nurses, pharmacists, and researchers from across the province of Alberta. In addition to working with the twelve provincial tumour teams, GURU also develops resources for supportive and follow-up care that span across multiple tumour teams.    

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