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White Blood Cell Growth Factors

July 13, 2015

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

January 20, 2015

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

May 28, 2013

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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