Where this chemotherapy information comes from
This page tells you about the major sources of information that we use to put together this section of Cancer Research UK's patient information.
All our information is checked by cancer specialists. The names of our specialist reviewers are at the end of this list. We also try to find patients to review all our sections. If you have had chemotherapy treatment, live in the UK and would like to become a patient reviewer, you can write to us by clicking on the contact us link.
Electronic Medicines Compendium
British National Formulary
British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
National Institute of Health and Care Excellence
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
National Cancer Institute - USA
The Cochrane Library
National Institute of Health Medical Archive of Science Literature
British Fertility Society
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)
The Chemotherapy Source Book (4th edition)
Michael C Perry
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2008
Cancer: Principles and practice of oncology (9th edition)
De Vita VT, Hellman S and Rosenberg SA
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2011.
Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy (8th edition)
Skeel, R.T. and Khleif, S.N.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011
The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures (8th edition)
Dougherty, L. and Lister, S.
The oral management of oncology patients requiring radiotherapy, chemotherapy and / or bone marrow transplantation – clinical guidelines. The Royal College of Surgeons of England and The British Society for Disability and Oral Health, updated 2012
Updated national guidance for the safe administration of intrathecal chemotherapy
Department of Health, 2008
Guidelines for the safe use of cytotoxic chemotherapy in the clinical environment
Scottish cancer care pharmacy group. Updated 2012
Neutropenic sepsis: prevention and management of neutropenic sepsis in cancer patients
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, 2012
Chemotherapy Services in England: Ensuring quality and safety
National Chemotherapy Advisory Group (NCAG), 2009
Dr Santhanam Sundar (Consultant Oncologist)
Rita Beaumont (Chemotherapy Clinical Nurse Specialist)
We thank the many pharmaceutical manufacturers who have answered questions for us during the compilation of this information.
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