There are several clinical practice guidelines and treatment algorithms for the standard of care in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. These guidelines are a statement of consensus of the authors regarding their views of currently accepted approaches to treatment. Any clinician consulting these guidelines is expected to use independent medical judgment in the context of individual clinical circumstances to determine any patient’s care or treatment.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology: Prostate Cancer. November 2004.
American Urological Association (AUA)
Prostate Cancer Clinical Guidelines Panel
The Management of Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer. 1995.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Prostate Cancer (PDQ®): Treatment. November 2004.
European Association of Urology (EAU)
Guidelines on Prostate Cancer. February 2003.
Many of these groups also publish clinical guidelines for patients. You may find these guidelines useful as you discuss diagnosis and treatment options for prostate cancer with their patients.
AUA Prostate Cancer Clinical Guidelines Panel
The Management of Localized Prostate Cancer: A Patient’s Guide. 1995.
NCI Prostate Cancer (PDQ®): Treatment. November 2004.