Future clinical oncology guidance projects

We’re committed to developing a wide range of guidance that supports good practice in oncology and service delivery – and reflects the changing healthcare landscape. We’re working on a range of new resources for 2023. Please see a list below of future guidance and an estimated timeframe for publication. View all current clinical oncology publications.

Updates of existing guidance

A review of the use of radiotherapy in the UK for the treatment of benign clinical conditions and benign tumours (third edition)

Radiotherapy dose fractionation (fourth edition)

Timely delivery of radical radiotherapy: guidelines for the management of unscheduled treatment interruptions (fifth edition)

New resources in development

Consensus statements for gynaecological cancer

  • A steering group of gynaecological cancer experts has been recruited to lead on the development of consensus statements aimed at reducing variation in gynaecological cancer practice.
  • Final statements expected late 2023/early 2024

Consensus statements for bladder cancer

  • All UK bladder radiotherapy leads were invited to a bladder consensus meeting, held in Summer 2022, to discuss and vote on statements aimed at improving standards of bladder cancer care.
  • The final statements are expected to be published by Spring 2023

Recommendations for radiotherapy treatment contouring for vulva cancer

  • This guidance aims to standardise vulva cancer contouring in the UK.
  • Due to be published Spring 2023

Principles of re-irradiation

  • There is an increasing utilisation of a second course of radiotherapy to treat recurrent or relapsed disease. The RCR has identified this as an emerging important area of clinical activity and research which would benefit from a top-level guidance document to guide practitioners.
  • Due to be published by Autumn 2023

Combined chemo/radiotherapy consent forms

Guidance on best practice for multidisciplinary team meetings and peer review

  • This is a joint Faculty document