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NCCN Guidelines and Compendium Updated

NCCN Flash Update sent June 10, 2013

NCCN has published updates to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) and NCCN Drugs and Biologics Compendium (NCCN Compendium®) for Cancer- and Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia. These NCCN Guidelines® are currently available as Version 1.2014.

  • Comparison of risks and benefits of ESA use versus red blood cell transfusion page was revised: (ANEM-3)
    • For risks of ESA in the cancer setting, the 2nd bullet was modified by adding: "Possible decreased survival."
    • For risks of red blood cell transfusion, the 7th bullet was modified by adding: "Possible decreased survival."
  • The page previously titled "Management of functional iron deficiency in patients receiving ESAs" was changed to "Evaluation of Iron Deficiency." (ANEM-5)
  • The iron statuses for the evaluation of iron deficiency were clarified by: (ANEM-5)
    • Adding a new iron status: "Absolute iron deficiency (ferritin <30 ng/mL AND TSAT <20%)."
    • Adding to the functional iron deficiency, "in patients receiving ESAs" and revising the parameters from "ferritin £800 ng/mL AND TSAT <50%" to "ferritin 30-800 ng/mL AND TSAT 20%-50%."
    • Revising the no iron deficiency status parameters from "ferritin >800 ng/mL OR TSAT ³20%" to "ferritin >800 ng/mL OR TSAT ³50%."

 

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