Publications

The RCR produces a range of publications including standards for the delivery of high-quality oncology services, guidance on good practice and workforce reports. Electronic copies of the majority of our publications are available to download free of charge, some can also be purchased online. 

Publications are reviewed regularly by the Clinical Oncology Professional Support and Standards Board to ensure that they remain relevant and up to date.

If you need further help please contact us by emailing: publications@rcr.ac.uk

Please see our page on ordering a publication for information on how to place your order off-line.

 

 

Clinical Oncology Publications

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Radiotherapy for lung cancer - RCR consensus statements - BFCO(20)5

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The lung cancer statements should serve as a practical stimulus for lung cancer teams to review their current radiotherapy service to ensure that they are able to deliver optimal treatment for their patients. They should be adopted in parallel with those in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) lung cancer guideline.
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Clinical oncology UK workforce census report 2019 - BFCO(20)1

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The data in the 2019 report highlight contiuning as workforce shortages putting cancer services at risk
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Molecular radiotherapy: guidance for clinicians: report from the Intercollegiate Standing Committee on Nuclear Medicine - BFCO(19)4

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This document outlines the responsibilities of the clinicians involved in the delivery of radionuclide therapy across a range of clinical indications.
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Ten top tips for writing an outpatient letter - BFCO(19)8

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Ten tips to bear in mind when writing outpatient letters
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Radiotherapy dose fractionation, third edition - BFCO(19)3

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This guidance recommends evidence based radiotherapy treatment regimens and fractionation schedules, with acceptable treatement options ranked according to the level of evidence available.
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Clinical oncology UK workforce census 2018 report - BFCO(19)2

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The RCR annual clinical oncology workforce census provides comprehensive, accurate and timely data on the UK clinical oncology workforce.
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Timely delivery of radical radiotherapy: guidelines for the management of unscheduled treatment interruptions, fourth edition - BFCO(19)1

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Guidance on managing unscheduled interruptions to radical radiotherapy treatment. This edition is endorsed by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), and is supported by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
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Good practice guide for paediatric radiotherapy, second edition - BFCO(18)2

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The RCR, the CCLG, SCoR and IPEM have jointly developed the second edition of this guidance. The document is aimed at UK healthcare professionals and service managers involved in paediatric radiotherapy
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Clinical oncology UK workforce census 2017 report - BFCO(18)1

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Providing detailed and robust information on the numbers, distribution and activities of all clinical oncologists in the UK, the clinical oncology UK workforce census is an invaluable in informing workforce planning across the UK. An infographic highlighting the key messages from this document is also available.
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Clinical oncology UK workforce census 2016 report - BFCO(17)3

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The clinical oncology workforce census provides detailed and robust information on the numbers, distribution and activities of all clinical oncologists in the UK. The information remains the most accurate picture of the available national clinical oncology workforce. An infographic highlighting the key messages from this document is also available.

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