Guidelines

The PanCare Guidelines Group aims to promote and facilitate the development of guidelines for the care of childhood and adolescent cancer survivors across Europe, and to support the implementation of recommendations in these guidelines. Guidelines make it easier for health care professional and survivors to plan the best possible long-term follow-up care for each person.

The PanCare Guidelines Group

  • helps PanCare members to be aware of survivor care guidelines that are being developed by PanCare or by other guideline groups and projects
  • supports guideline development by identifying European experts to join survivor care guideline panels
  • will identify which guidelines need to be updated
  • oversees and supports the implementation of guidelines into major European survivor care projects
  • supports and participates in the development of easily understandable lay information about survivor care guidelines

The International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group, IGHG, is a worldwide endeavor initiated by several national guideline groups and the Cochrane Childhood Cancer Group in partnership with the PanCare Guidelines Group to collaborate in guideline development.

The main goal of the IGHG is to establish a common vision and integrated strategy for the surveillance of chronic health problems and subsequent cancers in childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivors.

By international collaboration in guideline development the IGHG aims to reduce duplication of effort, optimize the quality of care, and improve quality of life for childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivors.

The Following guidelines are developed within the PanCareSurFup project.

  • Mulder RL, van der Pal HJH, Levitt G, Skinner R, Kremer LCM, Brown MC, Bárdi E, Windsor R, Michel G, Frey E. Transition guidelines: An important step in the future care for childhood cancer survivors. A comprehensive definition as groundwork. Eur J Cancer 2016; 54: 64-68.
  • Michel G, Mulder RL, van der Pal HJH, Skinner R, Bárdi E, Brown MC, Vetsch J, Frey E, Windsor R, Kremer LCM, Levitt G. Evidence-based recommendations for the organization of long-term follow-up care for childhood and adolescent cancer survivors: a report from the PanCareSurFup Guidelines Working Group. J Cancer Surviv 2019; 13: 759-772.