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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
Palliative & Supportive Care
Treatment-Related Complications

Treatment-Related Complications

About the Guidelines

Clinical practice guidelines are systematic statements about specific health problems intended to assist in decision making.  Guidelines provide health care practitioners with evidence-informed recommendations that reflect best practices. The Guideline Resource Unit (GURU) coordinates the development of guidelines for cancer treatment and follow-up care in collaboration with the thirteen Provincial Tumour Teams (PTT) in Alberta.  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.

Provincial Tumour Teams

There are thirteen Provincial Tumour Teams (PTT) in Alberta.  These teams are organized by disease site and are comprised of clinicians, nurses, pharmacists, and researchers from across the province. PTTs are responsible for developing and implementing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for use by cancer specialists and family physicians throughout Alberta.

Contact the Guideline Resource Unit

The role of the Guideline Resource Unit (GURU) is to support the PTTs in activities related to clinical practice guideline development and implementation.  Through review, selection, synthesis, evaluation, interpretation, and reporting of evidence, GURU facilitates communication and collaboration among PTT members.  If you have any questions or concerns about these guidelines, please contact GURU@albertahealthservices.ca.

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