NCCN Guidelines® Insights - Central Nervous System Cancers, Version 1.2015
The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Central Nervous System (CNS) Cancers provide interdisciplinary recommendations for managing adult CNS cancers. Primary and metastatic brain tumors are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with varied outcomes and management strategies. These NCCN Guidelines Insights summarize the NCCN CNS Cancers Panel’s discussion and highlight notable changes in the 2015 update. This article outlines the data and provides insight into panel decisions regarding adjuvant radiation and chemotherapy treatment options for high-risk newly diagnosed low-grade gliomas and glioblastomas. Additionally, it describes the panel’s assessment of new data and the ongoing debate regarding the use of alternating electric field therapy for high-grade gliomas.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, and pharmacists involved in the management of patients with cancer.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Integrate into professional practice the updates to the NCCN Guidelines for Central Nervous System Cancers
- Describe the rationale behind the decision-making process for developing the NCCN Guidelines for Central Nervous System Cancers
- 1.00 Participation
- 1.00 Nurse
- 1.00 Pharmacist
- 1.00 Physician