ASCO’s clinical practice guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations and outline appropriate methods of treatment and care for clinicians. Our guidelines address specific clinical situations (disease-oriented) or the use of approved medical products, procedures, or tests (modality-oriented). Multidisciplinary panels of experts, including patient advocates, develop ASCO’s clinical practice guidelines.

Submit New Topics for Guideline Development and New Evidence for Guideline Updates

Members can submit topics for guideline development or new evidence to support an update of an existing guideline each year by August 1. Member-suggested topics will be provided to the appropriate Guideline Advisory Group (AG) for review during their annual priority-setting process.

We welcome new topic or evidence submissions via our online form. View our current list of guidelines and updates in development.

Become a Guidelines Volunteer

Looking to get involved in guideline development? Fill out our volunteer interest form for the opportunity to serve on AGs or as an Expert Panel member. All AGs and Expert panels include one patient advocate. Fill out our patient advocate interest form, and learn more about how advocates help create guidelines on the Cancer.Net Blog.”

Guidelines Annual Report

Every year, the Guidelines team produces an annual report highlighting the team’s accomplishments including projects published, the reach of the guidelines program, and the current guidelines landscape. View the full 2023 Guidelines Annual Report and summary.

New in Guidelines

  1. ASCO Guidelines App-Use of the ASCO Guidelines app may provide credit for up to 2 MIPS Improvement Activities! Use this free app to search for ASCO Clinical Practice Guidelines. The app includes expert recommendations, algorithms, and calculators help make decisions at the point of care. for iPhone/iPad or Android.
  2. Rapid updates-Rapid oncology analyses and recommendations responding to the identification of high-quality-practice changing data.
  3. Living guidelines: Guideline topics developed using the methodology of multiple rapid evidence reviews used to inform a living guideline that is continuously updated.

Translated Guidelines

Select guidelines are available in French and Spanish. We are interested in exploring guideline translations in other languages. Email us with suggestions.

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"Precision medicine has begun to transform the lives of many patients with cancer, but its application in clinical practice is enormously complex. ASCO hopes to contribute to and advance the field by providing oncologists with the training, tools, and data they need."
Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FASCO
ASCO Chief Medical Officer