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Neuro-oncology Evidence-based Series (EBS) and Practice Guidelines (PG)

Neuro-oncology includes cancers of the brain and nervous system.

The Neuro-oncology Disease Site Group (Neuro-oncology Cancer DSG) produced evidence-based reports to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances.  The titles of the reports produced to date by the DSG are listed below, with links to the PDF versions of those reports. 

The PEBC has a formal and standardized process to ensure the currency of each document. This process guides clinical experts to assess a document’s current status and relevance (please see the PEBC Assessment & Review Protocol for more information). A final status statement is added to the document when this review process is complete. The current status of each guidance document is noted beside the title and link as outlined below:

  • Documents listed as CURRENT are 3 years old or less, up-to-date, and can be used for decision making.
  • Documents listed as IN REVIEW are undergoing assessment for currency and relevance.  The DSG/GDG has determined that it is still appropriate for this document to continue to be available while this updating process unfolds.
  • Documents that are listed as “FOR EDUCATION AND INFORMATION PURPOSES” are documents for which no further updates are planned and whose recommendations may no longer be consistent with recent evidence.  They may be of educational, historical, clinical, or system interest.

If you have any questions regarding a document that is “In Review,” please contact the PEBC ( ) or the lead author of the document.

For Education and Information Purposes

  • The Use of Prophylactic Anticonvulsants in Patients with Brain Tumours
    9-4 EBS
    The original guideline is available upon request at
  • Adjuvant Systemic Chemotherapy, Following Surgery and External Beam Radiotherapy, for Adults with Newly Diagnosed Malignant Glioma
  • Radiotherapy for Newly Diagnosed Malignant Glioma in Adults
    9-3 EBS
    The original guideline is available upon request at
  • Management of Single Brain Metastases
  • Gliadel® Wafers in the Treatment of Malignant Glioma
  • Surgical Management of Malignant Glioma
  • Malignant Extradural Spinal Cord Compression: Diagnosis and Management

Page Updated: 2008 Mar 31

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