ACR appropriateness Criteria® management of vaginal cancer

Larissa J. Lee, Anuja Jhingran, Elizabeth Kidd, Higinia Rosa Cardenes, Mohamed A. Elshaikh, Beth Erickson, Nina A. Mayr, David Moore, Ajmel A. Puthawala, Gautam G. Rao, William Small, Mahesh A. Varia, Andrew O Wahl, Aaron H. Wolfson, Catheryn M. Yashar, William Yuh, David K. Gaffney

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Due to its rarity, treatment guidelines for vaginal cancer are extrapolated from institutional reports and prospective studies of cervical and anal cancer. An expert panel was convened to reach consensus on the selection of imaging and therapeutic modalities. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed every 2 years by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The guideline development and review include an extensive analysis of current medical literature from peer-reviewed journals and the application of a well-established consensus methodology (modified Delphi) used by the panel to rate the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures. In those instances where evidence is lacking or not definitive, expert opinion may be used to recommend imaging or treatment. Four variants were developed to represent clinical scenarios in vaginal cancer management. Group members reached consensus on the appropriateness of the pretreatment evaluation and therapeutic interventions. This article represents the consensus opinion of an expert panel and may be used to inform clinical recommendations in vaginal cancer management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalONCOLOGY (United States)
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 15 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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