NCCN convened a committee of experts to make recommendations for future studies of cancer-related fatigue (CRF). The committee reviewed the current data on the incidence, clinical measurement, and treatment of CRF. The assessment of fatigue is largely derived from self-report questionnaires that address the symptom of fatigue, and do not correlate the presence of fatigue with change in physical activity. The committee developed a self-report questionnaire, NCCN Fatigue and Contributing Factors Inventory, which incorporates assessments of fatigue, pain, difficulty sleeping, distress, physical activity, and concurrent medications. A clinical research study using this measure in conjunction with the NCCN Breast Cancer Outcomes Database Project is planned. The committee noted a strong interaction among fatigue, pain, difficulty sleeping, and distress and recommended that future clinical research address these interactions.
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Featured Updates to the NCCN Guidelines
Peter L. Greenberg, Richard M. Stone, Aref Al-Kali, John M. Bennett, Uma Borate, Andrew M. Brunner, Wanxing Chai-Ho, Peter Curtin, Carlos M. de Castro, H. Joachim Deeg, Amy E. DeZern, Shira Dinner, Charles Foucar, Karin Gaensler, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Elizabeth A. Griffiths, David Head, Brian A. Jonas, Sioban Keel, Yazan Madanat, Lori J. Maness, James Mangan, Shannon McCurdy, Christine McMahon, Bhumika Patel, Vishnu V. Reddy, David A. Sallman, Rory Shallis, Paul J. Shami, Swapna Thota, Asya Nina Varshavsky-Yanovsky, Peter Westervelt, Elizabeth Hollinger, Dorothy A. Shead, and Cindy Hochstetler
The NCCN Guidelines for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) provide recommendations for the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients with MDS based on a review of clinical evidence that has led to important advances in treatment or has yielded new information on biologic factors that may have prognostic significance in MDS. The multidisciplinary panel of MDS experts meets on an annual basis to update the recommendations. These NCCN Guidelines Insights focus on some of the updates for the 2022 version of the NCCN Guidelines, which include treatment recommendations both for lower-risk and higher-risk MDS, emerging therapies, supportive care recommendations, and genetic familial high-risk assessment for hereditary myeloid malignancy predisposition syndromes.