Acr appropriateness Criteria management of vaginal cancer Journal Article

Authors: Lee, L. J.; Jhingran, A; Kidd, E; Cardenes, H. R.; Elshaikh, M. A.; Erickson, B; Mayr, N. A.; Moore, D.; Puthawala, A. A.; Rao, G. G.; Small, W., Jr; Varia, M. A.; Wahl, A. O.; Wolfson, A. H.; Yashar, C. M.; Yuh, W.; Gaffney, D. K.
Article Title: Acr appropriateness Criteria management of vaginal cancer
Abstract: Due to its rarity, treatment guidelines for vaginal cancer are extrapolated from institutional reports and prospective studies of cervical and anal cancer. An expert panel was convened to reach consensus on the selection of imaging and therapeutic modalities. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed every 2 years by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The guideline development and review include an extensive analysis of current medical literature from peer-reviewed journals and the application of a well-established consensus methodology (modified Delphi) used by the panel to rate the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures. In those instances where evidence is lacking or not definitive, expert opinion may be used to recommend imaging or treatment. Four variants were developed to represent clinical scenarios in vaginal cancer management. Group members reached consensus on the appropriateness of the pretreatment evaluation and therapeutic interventions. This article represents the consensus opinion of an expert panel and may be used to inform clinical recommendations in vaginal cancer management.
Journal Title: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.)
Volume: 27
Issue: 11
ISSN: 0890-9091; 0890-9091
Publisher: Unknown  
Journal Place: United States
Date Published: 2013
Start Page: 1166
End Page: 1173
Language: eng
Notes: JID: 8712059; ppublish