Improving outcomes in breast cancer (update): cancer guidance


This systematic review supported the update of NICE's breast cancer guidance. Further recommendations have been added and some of the original recommendations have been updated.


The key recommendations of the guidance update are that women should be treated by a multidisciplinary team; they should be treated promptly; services should be more consistent; and intensive, hospital-based follow-up is not beneficial.

Conducted by:CRD

Related guidance

National Cancer Guidance Steering Group. Improving outcomes in breast cancer: manual update. London: National Institute for Clinical Excellence; 2002

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. Improving outcomes in breast cancer: research evidence for the manual update. York: University of York; 2002


McIntosh H, Misso K, Eastwood A. Evidence-based Guidance - a practical approach to summarising the evidence. Fourth Symposium on Systematic Reviews. Oxford, England, 2 April 2002


Commissioned by NICE (Inherited project)