Guideline Central Releases New Quick-Reference "Pocket Guidelines" Format for Leading Oncology Association

Thursday, April 13, 2017 Cancer News
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LAKE MARY, Fla., April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Guideline Central is collaborating with the American Society of Clinical

Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) to create and disseminate user-friendly versions of the ASCO clinical practice guidelines.

For the last 20 years, ASCO has developed clinical guidelines to provide evidence-based recommendations and best practices for the

clinical oncology community. As the portfolio of ASCO guidelines grows, and as updates become more frequent, the need for more practical and accessible guidelines at point of care has increased.

The collaboration between ASCO and Guideline Central aims to meet this demand.

Beginning in early 2017, Guideline Central will release "pocket guideline" versions for many of ASCO's clinical guidelines. The pocket guidelines will summarize ASCO's full text recommendations and key points in a brief, algorithmic format. To integrate into multiple workflows, hard copy, online and mobile forms will be offered. The goal of the collaboration is to save time for clinicians, while making implementation easier and more efficient.

The first pocket guidelines are now available, and cover topics such as Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer and Cancer Pain. As new ASCO guidelines are published, the pocket guidelines will be updated to keep pace with the constantly evolving recommendations. The organizations aim to release the quick-reference versions simultaneously with the full text, and plan to publish 25 additional titles throughout the year.

The digital pocket guidelines will be freely available to ASCO members. Non-members can order print and digital copies at and within the free Guideline Central app in iTunes and Google Play. Bulk orders and digital licenses will also be offered for institutions and other organizations.

For information on ordering, or for companies interested in distributing ASCO's pocket guidelines, contact

About ASCO:

Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) is committed to making a world of difference in cancer care. As the world's leading organization of its kind, ASCO represents more than 40,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer.

About Guideline Central:

Guideline Central provides HCPs with society-endorsed clinical decision-support tools that are current, practical and easily accessible. They partner with ASCO, and thirty other associations to create and disseminate quick-reference guidelines that clinicians rely on for credible guidance.

ASCO® is a registered trademark of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. ® Used with permission. ASCO® is not a partner or affiliate and does not recommend or endorse any vendor, product, or service.

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