NCCN has published updates to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines™) and NCCN Drugs & Biologics Compendium (NCCN Compendium™) for Cancer- and Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia. These NCCN Guidelines™ are currently available as Version 1.2011.
The updated NCCN Guidelines have been extensively revised to include indications for transfusion for patients with anemia of inflammation or anemia due to myelosuppressive chemotherapy for lymphoid malignancies and solid tumors. Special categories for considering ESA use and the management of functional iron deficiency are described.
For the complete updated versions of the NCCN Guidelines™ and the NCCN Compendium™ please visit NCCN.org.