Central nervous system cancers, version 1.2015: Featured updates to the NCCN guidelines Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Central Nervous System Neoplasms
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic

abstract

  • The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Central Nervous System (CNS) Cancers provide interdisciplinary recommendations for managing adult CNS cancers. Primary and metastatic brain tumors are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with varied outcomes and management strategies. These NCCN Guidelines Insights summarize the NCCN CNS Cancers Panel's discussion and highlight notable changes in the 2015 update. This article outlines the data and provides insight into panel decisions regarding adjuvant radiation and chemotherapy treatment options for high-risk newly diagnosed low-grade gliomas and glioblastomas. Additionally, it describes the panel's assessment of new data and the ongoing debate regarding the use of alternating electric field therapy for high-grade gliomas.

authors

publication date

  • January 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 26483059

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1191

end page

  • 202

volume

  • 13

number

  • 10