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

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Clinical Oncology Publications

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Interventional oncology: guidance for service delivery, second edition - RCR(17)2

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Outlining best practice in interventional oncology, looking at current models of practice, clarifying areas of responsibility and the importance of the interventional radiology procedures being part of the multidisciplinary care pathway of patients
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Radiotherapy dose fractionation, second edition - BFCO(16)3

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Recommending evidence-based radiotherapy treatment regimens and acceptable treatment options ranked according to the level of evidence available
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Postoperative radiotherapy for breast cancer: UK consensus statements - 2016

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The Postoperative radiotherapy for breast cancer: UK consensus statements were developed by members of the oncology community, including professional groups, comissioners and patients. They state the expected standard for breast radiotherapy across the UK, covering cardiac sparing, breast boost radiotherapy, safe omission of radiotherapy, internal mammary chain (IMC) radiotherapy, hypofractionation, axillary management of sentinel lymph node-positive disease and partial breast radiotherapy. This is an opportunity to clearly state the expected standard for breast radiotherapy across the UK to...
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Clinical oncology UK workforce census 2015 report - BFCO(16)1

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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 remails the most accurate picture of the available national clinical oncology workforce. We have also produced an infographic highlighting the key information from the 2015 census. Revision log Please note that this document was updated on 24 November 2016 to include an additional appendix: Appendix 3: Whole-time equivalent clinical oncologists by cancer centre and per million population
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Continuing professional development (CPD) scheme, Fourth edition - RCR(16)2

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Describing the RCR CPD scheme for doctors who have completed their specialist training and are working in clinical oncology or clinical radiology.
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Guide to job planning in clinical oncology, third edition - BFCO(15)3

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Updated job planning guidance in response to recent changes in oncology working practices
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Clinical Oncology UK workforce census 2014 report - BFCO(15)2

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The RCR clinical oncology workforce census provides powerful and robust data on the nature and location of consultant workforce throughout the UK.
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Guidance for appointments to associate specialist and specialty doctor posts - RCR(15)5

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The recommendations in this document should be implemented for all doctors working in specialty doctor posts and be reflected in job advertisements and person specifications.
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A review of the use of radiotherapy in the UK for the treatment of benign clinical conditions and benign tumours - BFCO(15)1

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In response to the varying numbers of patients in some UK radiotherapy departments being treated for benign conditions, the RCR has undertaken an evidence review with the aim of providing clinicians with a handbook to consult when a patient is referred with a benign condition and to help to raise awareness of the wider potential uses of radiotherapy beyond treating cancer.
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Clinical oncology – the future shape of the specialty - BFCO(14)4

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This documents addresses the current scope of practice for clinical oncology and the ways in which the service is currently delivered and how these are expected to change over the next ten years.

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