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White Blood Cell Growth Factors

To help doctors provide their patients with the highest quality care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently updated a guideline developed in 2006 on when to use white blood cell growth factors to prevent infection. This guide for patients is based on ASCO’s most recent recommendations.

Preventing and Treating Blood Clots

To help doctors give their patients the best possible care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) asks its medical experts to develop recommendations for specific areas of cancer care. In 2013, ASCO updated the clinical practice guideline about preventing and treating blood clots for people with cancer to reflect new research. These recommendations were reviewed again in 2015, and the latest research continues to support the previous recommendations. This guide for patients is based on ASCO's recommendations.

Fertility Preservation

To help doctors give their patients the best possible care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) asks its medical experts to develop recommendations for specific areas of cancer care. In 2006, ASCO developed recommendations for fertility preservation for people with cancer. These recommendations were updated in 2013 to reflect new research and highlight the importance of fertility preservation discussions. This guide for patients is based on ASCO's recommendations.

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Bone-Modifying Drugs for Breast Cancer

To help doctors give their patients the best possible care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) developed evidence-based recommendations for using drugs, called bone-modifying drugs, for advanced breast cancer that has spread to the bone to help prevent bone-related problems. In 2011, this guideline was updated based on results from clinical trials of these drugs, including new information about a possible condition experienced by some people taking bone-modifying drugs. It also includes a new drug, denosumab (Xgeva), which was approved by the U.S.

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