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Cancer Management Guidelines

Welcome to the Clinical Practice Guidelines Initiative Internet pages. On these pages you will find copies of all approved Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG's) and Systemic Therapy Summaries (STS's) developed by CancerCare Manitoba; information about the process of developing Clinical Practice Guidelines at CCMB; and other resources.

Clinical Practice Guidelines are a type of knowledge tool, and offer information for clinicians based on scientific research, highest quality of evidence and/or best practice consensus recommendations from cancer care experts. Guidelines can be applied in the various healthcare settings by administrators, clinicians and patients to determine the best course of action when decisions about treatment options or care delivery must be made. The ultimate aim of these guidelines is to ease the patient’s journey through the cancer experience, keeping patients and their families at the centre of care.

Established January 2006, the purpose of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Initiative (CPGI) has been to generate, disseminate, implement and evaluate evidence-based guidelines for the consistent management of common clinical scenarios encountered by oncology patients in Manitoba. Clinical Practice Guidelines improve cancer care through:
  • enhancing the patient’s ability to make informed decisions about his/her care
  • improving communication and transition of care from provider to provider within the system
  • reducing the risk of harm to patients by ensuring a consistent approach to treatment and care
  • facilitating evaluation of therapies that are consistently provided across the province
  • ensuring contemporary, cost-effective, evidence-based care

The Clinical Practice Guidelines Initiative brings together many local partners to participate in the development of four types of guidelines at CCMB. Representatives from numerous disciplines, departments, programs, committees and Disease Site Groups contribute actively in the authorship, review and consensus approval of recommendations for treatment of disease/symptom management, systemic therapy summaries and follow-up care. Once guidelines are complete many other partners contribute in the dissemination, implementation and finally, the evaluation and updating phases of the process.

Our Process
CCMB pratice guidelines are considered “living documents” and are scheduled for regular content review and update so that recommendations remain current and and for this type of knowledge translation work to continue to improve at our centre.

To find more information regarding our guideline development and after care process: click here.

Health professionals interested in learning or participating in the development and review of guidelines: click here.

Legal Disclosure for CCMB Practice Guidelines and related evidence-informed practice tools

CCMB Practice Guidelines and related evidence-informed practice tools represent the consensus of CCMB professionals regarding their views of currently accepted approaches to treatment. These materials have been published so that qualified and licensed healthcare practitioners can consider this information in determining appropriate care or treatment for their patients. The publication of these materials by CCMB and the consequent knowledge of them by practitioners must not preclude use of a practitioner's independent clinical judgement, nor must such publication and consequent knowledge replace the need for a practitioner to consult with the appropriate oncology care provider if warranted in a particular patient’s circumstances.

CCMB may update these materials at any time or from time to time, as it sees fit in its sole discretion. As a result, it is recommended that practitioners frequently consult this website to ensure that they are aware of the most recent Practice Guidelines and practice tools published by CCMB.

CCMB MAKES NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OF ANY NATURE OR KIND WHATSOEVER REGARDING ANY OF THESE MATERIALS OR THEIR USE OR APPLICATION IN ANY PARTICULAR SITUATION, AND DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR THEIR USE OR APPLICATION IN ANY WAY.