Clinical oncology 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.

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Clinical Oncology Publications

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Clinical oncology UK workforce census 2020 report -

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Produced yearly, The Royal College of Radiologists’ (RCR) census provides robust data on the state of the clinical oncology consultant workforce in the UK
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Postoperative radiotherapy for breast cancer: hypofractionation RCR consensus statements - BFCO(21)1

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The Royal College of Radiologist’s (RCR) 2016 breast consensus statements made recommendations on hypofractionation. There was consensus, with strong support, that there was no indication to use more than 15 fractions for the breast, chest wall or nodal areas. Following the FAST-Forward trial primary endpoint publication, the following statements were agreed in 2020 are intended to supplement the 2016 statements. The new statements for postoperative radiotherapy for breast cancer hypofraction are: Consensus statement 1: Offer 26 Gray (Gy) in five fractions over one week for whole breast...
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National rectal cancer intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) guidance - BFCO(21)1

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With the use of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for rectal cancer increasing globally, the RCR will shortly be publishing guidance for the use of IMRT/VMAT radiotherapy for rectal cancer in the UK. Register your interest in the upcoming guidance.
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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 treatment 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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