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.

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.

 

 

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Case-based discussion for oncologists - BFCO(11)1

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Archive
This tool was designed to help clinical oncologists collect the supporting information required for revalidation.
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Guidance for appointments to specialty doctor posts - RCR(11)2

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Archive
This document has been superceded by RCR(15)5: Guidance for appointments to associate specialist and specialty doctor posts.

The Technical Aspects of Radiotherapy - 2010

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Current
The results of an evaluation of the current state of implementation of image-guided radiotherapy (IMRT) as reported in Clin ical Oncology.
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Implementing image-guided brachytherapy for cervix cancer in the UK - BFCO(09)1

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Archive
Please note that this guidance has been withdrawn as decided by the Clinical Oncology Professional Support and Standards Board in May 2017.
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The timely delivery of radical radiotherapy: standards and guidelines for the management of unscheduled treatment interruptions, Third edition, 2008 - BFCO(08)6

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Archive
This document was withdrawn in January 2019 and replaced with Timely delivery of radical radiotherapy: guidelines for the management of unscheduled treatment interruptions, fourth edition
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On target: ensuring geometric accuracy in radiotherapy - BFCO(08)5

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Archive
As of 23 June 2021, this guidance has been withdrawn and replaced with guidance produced by the Radiotherapy Board, available online at: www.rcr.ac.uk/clinical-oncology/partnership-working/radiotherapy-board/radiotherapy-board-publications
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A Guide to Understanding the Implications of the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations in Radiotherapy - BFCO(08)3

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Archive
Please note that this guidance has been withdrawn and replaced by Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations: Implications for clinical practice in radiotherapy Guidance from the Radiotherapy Board
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Implementing in vivo dosimetry - BFCO(08)4

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For information only
This guidance document on implementing in vivo dosimetry (IVD) is available for information only.
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Towards Safer Radiotherapy - BFCO(08)1

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Current
The aim of this report is to contribute to the delivery of an even safer radiotherapy service.
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The effects of cancer treatment on reproductive functions. Guidance on management - 2008

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Current
Guidance on the management of gonadal toxicity resuting from cancer treatment.

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