ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines: Palliative and Supportive Care

The ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) are intended to provide the user with a set of recommendations for the best standards of cancer care, based on the findings of evidence-based medicine.

Latest enhanced and revised set of guidelines

Supportive care is an area of high importance in oncology and ESMO published Clinical Practice Guidelines on the management of a variety of issues: Central venous access in oncology, Treatment of dyspnoea in advanced cancer patients, Management of refractory symptoms at the end of life and the use of palliative sedation; Advanced cancer care; Bone health in cancer patients; Prevention of chemotherapy and radiotherapy-induced nausea; Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in the treatment of anaemia in cancer patients; Management of cancer pain; Management of oral and gastrointestinal mucositis; Cancer, fertility and pregnancy; Management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in cancer patients; Cardiovascular toxicity induced by chemotherapy, targeted agents and radiotherapy; Management of chemotherapy extravasation.