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SIO Requested Updates to NCCN Guidelines

NCCN Adult Cancer Pain Guidelines

The Society of Interventional Oncology submitted updates to the NCCN adult cancer pain guidelines. Submitted by Jack Jennings, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Washington University, Anil N. Kurup, MD, Radiologist, Mayo Clinic and Majid Maybody, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. This letter requests the NCCN Adult Cancer Pain Guideline panel review eight specific changes and data for inclusion in the management of adult cancer pain. Download the complete letter here.

Download the 2019 letter here.

NCCN Breast Cancer Guidelines

The Society of Interventional Oncology submitted updates to the NCCN breast cancer guidelines. Submitted by Amy Deipolyi, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Gary A. Ulaner, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. This letter recommends PET/CT to monitor disease progression rather than specifying it as optional and including embolotherapies for treatment of refractory hepatic metastasis. Download the complete letter here.

View the 2019 letter here.

NCCN Colorectal Cancer Guidelines

The Society of Interventional Oncology submitted updates to the NCCN Colorectal Cancer Guidelines. Submitted by  Kamran Ahrar, MD, Professor of Radiology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Ryan Hickey, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, New York University, and R. Peter Lokken, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Illinois. This Letter request the NCCN Colorectal Cancer Guidelines panel 6 specific changes for inclusion to the guidelines for the management of metastatic colon and rectal cancers. Download the complete letter here.

NCCN Hepatobiliary Guidelines

The Society of Interventional Oncology submitted updates to the NCCN hepatobiliary guidelines. Submitted by Gregory Nadolski, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Sid Padia, MD, Associate Professor, UCLA, and Beau Toskich, MD, Radiologist, Mayo Clinic. This letter requests the NCCN Guidelines Panel for Hepatobiliary Cancer review five specific changes and data regarding the treatment of HCC. Download the complete letter here.

View the 2019 letter here.

NCCN Kidney Cancer Guidelines

The Society of Interventional Oncology submitted updates to the NCCN renal guidelines. Submitted by Ronald S. Arellano MD, Professor of Radiology, Harvard University, Thomas D. Atwell MD, Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, and S. William Stavropoulos MD, Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania. This letter requests the NCCN Kidney Cancer Guideline panel review six specific changes for inclusion in the management of T1a renal masses. Download the complete letter here.

View the 2019 letter here.

NCCN Lung Cancer Guidelines

The Society of Interventional Oncology submitted updates to the NCCN Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Guidelines. Submitted by Patrick W. Eiken, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Florian J. Fintelmann, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Robert D. Suh, MD, Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. This letter requests updating the role of image-guided thermal ablation (IGTA) in the Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for NSCLC. Download the complete letter here.

View the 2019 letter here.

NCCN Neuroendocrine Guidelines

The Society of Interventional Oncology submitted updates to the NCCN neuroendocrine guidelines. Submitted by  Etay Ziv, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Nicholas Fidelman, MD, University of California San Francisco, and Rony Avritscher, MD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. This letter requests the NCCN Neuroendocrine and Adrenal Tumors guideline panel review data regarding six specific changes to update the role of liver-directed therapies (LDT) in the clinical practice guidelines in oncology. Download the complete letter here.

NCCN Palliative Care Guidelines

The Society of Interventional Oncology submitted updates to the NCCN Palliative Care Guidelines. Submitted by William Rilling, MD, FSIR, Professor of Radiology & Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Sean Tutton, MD, FSIR, Professor of Radiology, Surgery, & Palliative Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, and Kristofer Schramm, MD, Assistant Professor of Interventional Radiology, University of Colorado. This Letter requests the NCCN Palliative Care Guidelines panel review the recommendation for Interventional Radiologist (IR) consultation along with pain management and palliative care for all oncology patients. Download the complete letter here.

NCCN Soft Tissue Sarcoma Guidelines

The Society of Interventional Oncology submitted updates to the NCCN soft tissue sarcoma guidelines. Submitted by  Jack Jennings, MD, PhD, Professor, Washington University,  Joseph Erinjeri MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Daehee Kim MD, Assistant Professor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. This letter requests the NCCN Soft Tissue Sarcoma guidelines panel review data regarding four specific changes to update the guidelines for inclusion in the management of soft tissue sarcoma. Download the complete letter here.