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
The Chemotherapy Source Book (4th Edition)
Michael C Perry
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2008
Principles and practice of oncology (8th edition)
De Vita, V.T., Hellman, S. and Rosenberg S.A.
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2008.
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)
(Ed.s) 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.
Guidelines for the safe use of cytotoxic chemotherapy in the clinical environment
Scottish cancer care pharmacy group.
Neutropenic sepsis: prevention and management of neutropenic sepsis in cancer patients
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence CG151
Danny Lawrence (Chemotherapy specialist nurse)
Dr Santhanam Sundar (Consultant Oncologist)
Dr Ed Levine (Consultant Oncologist)
Mylene Freires (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)
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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