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.

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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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As of 23 June 2021, this guidance has been withdrawn and replaced with guidance produced by the Radiotherapy Board, available online at: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Please note that this guidance has been withdrawn and replaced by Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations: Implications for clinical practice in radiotherapy Guidance from the Radiotherapy Board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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Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R) 2000. Advice to Fellows and members of The Royal College of Radiologists - RCR(07)2

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Archive
The Royal College of Radiologists' revised guidance on indemnity cover.
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The Retention and Destruction of NHS and Private Patient Records: Updated Advice - BFC0(06)2

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Archive
For current advice on the retention of oncology records please go to the CO Faculty’s position statement (https://www.rcr.ac.uk/posts/statement-retention-oncology-records-0) and the Records Management Code of Practice2021 (https://www.nhsx.nhs.uk/information-governance/guidance/records-management-code/records-management-code-of-practice-2021/), produced by NHS Digital.
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Radiotherapy Dose-Fractionation - BFCO(06)1

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Archive
This publication has been withdrawn and replaced by Radiotherapy dose fractionation, second edition
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Equipment, Workload and Staffing for Radiotherapy in Scotland 1997–2003 - BFCO(05)1

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For information only
This survey complements previous surveys conducted by The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) in 1992 and 1997, and the UK-wide survey of 2003.
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Equipment, Workload & Staffing for Radiotherapy in UK 1997-2002 - BFCO(03)3

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For information only
This survey complements those conducted in 1992 and 1997 and found that investment in machines and staff had not been sufficient to keep up with demand.

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