Treatment Pathways and Guidance
BNOS is keen to assist its members in highlighting for them current guidelines for management of CNS neoplastic disease. We have ranked these guidelines into three levels:
- UK ‘must be complied with’ guidelines,
- Recommended best UK practice guidelines
- International recommended best practice guidelines.
The following clinical links might be helpful to members.
1. UK essential standards for clinical practice
Adult suspected brain tumours: The 2006 NICE IOG: “Improving Outcomes for People with Brain and other CNS Tumours” (June 2006) – pdf download
2. UK recommendations for clinical practice
This document is supplemented by the more recent ‘Head Smart’ campaign: “Head smart be brain tumour aware”.
Royal College of Pathologists: Standards and datasets for reporting cancers
3. International best practice guidelines
EANO guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of meningiomas (published in Lancet Oncology September 2016)
The EORTC has published two sets of guidelines for management of glioma:
For high grade glioma –
For low grade glioma –
Guidelines on the use of prophylactic anticonvulsants in patients with newly diagnosed brain tumours
“Practice parameter: Anticonvulsant prophylaxis in patients with newly diagnosed brain tumors” Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.
To present evidence-based guidelines for radiotherapy in treating glioblastoma not arising from the brainstem.