Clinical practice guidelines for lung cancer:
- Cancer Council Australia Lung Cancer Guidelines Working Party (2012), Clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of lung cancer
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (US), Clinical practice guidelines in oncology: non-small cell lung cancer
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (US), Clinical practice guidelines in oncology: small cell lung cancer
Cancer Australia lung cancer guides and resources:
- Investigating symptoms of lung cancer: a guide for GPs
- Risk factors for lung cancer: an overview of the evidence
- Best practice approaches to the management of lung cancer in Australia
- A systematic review of the impact of stigma and nihilism on lung cancer
Lung Cancer Framework: Principles for Best Practice Lung Cancer Care in Australia
Cancer Australia’s Lung Cancer Framework is a national resource for health professionals and service providers who are involved in the care and treatment of people affected by lung cancer across Australia.
It aims to improve the outcomes and experiences of people affected by lung cancer in Australia by providing evidence-based, best practice information, strategies, tools and resources to support local adoption of the Principles for best practice management of lung cancer in Australia.
- Lung Cancer Framework: Principles for Best Practice Lung Cancer Care in Australia
- Lung Cancer Framework: At a Glance
Optimal cancer care pathways for lung cancer:
These clinical guides for health professionals set out key principles for optimal care at each step of the patient journey from prevention through to survivorship / end of life care.
The guides have been endorsed by the National Cancer Expert Reference Group, Cancer Australia and Cancer Council Australia.
Patients and their family and carers can use the consumer versions to better understand an often complex health system, and to know what questions to ask of their health professionals to ensure they receive the best care at every step.
Help your patients and their family and carers understand the process they are going through by printing and sharing these guides as appropriate.
- View the Optimal Cancer Care Pathways or download consumer PDFs from www.cancer.org.au/OCP
- View the interactive consumer web portal at www.cancerpathways.org.au
- Lung cancer care pathway
For more information about lung cancer diagnosis and treatment, see the National Cancer Institute (US) Non-small cell lung cancer treatment – for health professionals (PDQ®) and Small cell lung cancer treatment – for health professionals (PDQ®)*.
*When reading materials that are published in other countries, note that some of the information may not apply to Australian patients.