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ESMO Guidelines

Introduction by Stefan Zimmermann

The ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines, prepared and reviewed by leading experts, will help you provide your patients with the best care options. Evidence-based medicine transfers the results of cancer research into new standards and methods for clinical practice. Thanks to ESMO’s regularly updated Clinical Practice Guidelines, the decisions you make every day are supported by the informed consensus of the leading experts in our profession.

The following guidelines encompass early-stage NSCLC, locally advanced disease, and advanced disease, and cover epidemiology, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and follow-up and survivorship. Beyond their readability, these sets of guidelines will help you make practical decisions: you will find detailed levels and grades of recommendation, standardised algorithms or flow charts, and Magnitude of Clinical benefit Scale scores.