Cancer information and guidelines
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) maintains the Australian Clinical Practice Guidelines portal. The portal links to evidence-based guidelines for use in Australian health care settings. You can search the list by keywords.
There are no current Australian clinical practice guidelines for children’s cancer. NHMRC adds new guidelines to the portal as they are published.
International evidence-based guidelines
- US National Comprehensive Cancer Network has a guideline on acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in children
- American Society of Clinical Oncology has guidelines on genetic disorders, managing fever and neutropenia, and preserving fertility in children with cancer
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (United Kingdom) does not have specific guidelines for childhood cancer. It does have guidelines for relevant diseases (e.g. leukaemia) and for recognition and referral of suspected cancer in children.
Guidelines for survivors of childhood cancer
- Guidelines on long-term follow-up of childhood cancer survivors are available from the Children’s Oncology Group and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
- Endocrine Society has a guideline on endocrine disorders and growth disorders in survivors of childhood cancer.
The United States National Cancer Institute has detailed information for health professionals in its PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries. These summaries include sections on:
- anatomy and histology
- clinical presentation and diagnosis
- classification and prognosis
- treatment options and current clinical trials
- outcomes and late effects.