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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The Technical Aspects of Radiotherapy - 2010

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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Please note that this guidance has been withdrawn as decided by the Clinical Oncology Professional Support and Standards Board in May 2017.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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A copy of the report is available to download free of charge. Hard copies are available to purchase online. Prices £20.00 for members and Fellows £25.00 for non-members. Please note that an erratum has been issued for this publication.
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On target: ensuring geometric accuracy in radiotherapy - BFCO(08)5

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This report is intended to support clinical teams in the implementation of appropriate IGRT strategies within their service
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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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Guidance to help employers and clinical colleagues understand IR(ME)R 2000 legislation which was designed to protect patients from the hazards associated with ionising radiation.
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Implementing in vivo dosimetry - BFCO(08)4

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Guidance on implementing in vivo dosimetry.
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Towards Safer Radiotherapy - BFCO(08)1

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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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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 retention of oncology records please go to the CO Faculty’s position statement (https://www.rcr.ac.uk/posts/statement-retention-oncology-records) and the Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care 2016 (https://digital.nhs.uk/article/1202/Records-Management-Code-of-Practice-for-Health-and-Social-Care-2016), produced for the Department of Health by the Information Governance Alliance

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