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.

 

 

Clinical Oncology Publications

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Quality assurance practice guidelines for transperineal LDR permanent seed brachytherapy of prostate cancer - BFCO(12)4

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Current
The objective of these guidelines is to provide advice to centres on how to conduct high-quality LDR prostate brachytherapy and to provide a template for quality assurance audits.
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The role and development of afterloading brachytherapy services in the United Kingdom - BFCO(12)3

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Current
These guidelines detail how we can move away from some of the empirical, point-based systems to image-guided brachytherapy and volume-based dosimetry and prescription.
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Guide to job planning in clinical oncology, Second edition - BFCO(12)2

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Archive
This publication has been withdrawn and is superseded by Guide to job planning in clinical oncology, third edition
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Sources of advice to members and Fellows who are subject to litigation - RCR(12)1

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Archive
This position statement provides guidance on where doctors facing litigation can find help, support and useful resources.
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Process for reviews in clinical oncology services - BFCO(12)1

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Current
This document outlines the Clinical Oncology Faculty's agreed process and procedures for service reviews in clinical oncology.
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Providing expert advice to the court: guidance for members and Fellows, Second edition - RCR(11)4

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Archive
Fellows and members should contact their medical defence organisations for up to date advice in this area or contact the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (http://fflm.ac.uk)
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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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Current
Guidance on the provision of image-guided brachytherapy for cervix cancer.

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