Diagnosis and treatment of bone metastasis: Comprehensive guideline of the Japanese Society of Medical Oncology, Japanese Orthopedic Association, Japanese Urological Association, and Japanese Society for Radiation Oncology

H. Shibata, S. Kato, I. Sekine, K. Abe, N. Araki, H. Iguchi, T. Izumi, Y. Inaba, I. Osaka, S. Kato, A. Kawai, S. Kinuya, M. Kodaira, E. Kobayashi, T. Kobayashi, J. Sato, N. Shinohara, S. Takahashi, Y. Takamatsu, K. TakayamaK. Takayama, U. Tateishi, H. Nagakura, M. Hosaka, H. Morioka, T. Moriya, T. Yuasa, T. Yurikusa, K. Yomiya, M. Yoshida

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Abstract

Diagnosis and treatment of bone metastasis requires various types of measures, specialists and caregivers. To provide better diagnosis and treatment, a multidisciplinary team approach is required. The members of this multidisciplinary team include doctors of primary cancers, radiologists, pathologists, orthopaedists, radiotherapists, clinical oncologists, palliative caregivers, rehabilitation doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, medical social workers, etc. Medical evidence was extracted from published articles describing meta-analyses or randomised controlled trials concerning patients with bone metastases mainly from 2003 to 2013, and a guideline was developed according to the Medical Information Network Distribution Service Handbook for Clinical Practice Guideline Development 2014. Multidisciplinary team meetings are helpful in diagnosis and treatment. Clinical benefits such as physical or psychological palliation obtained using the multidisciplinary team approaches are apparent. We established a guideline describing each specialty field, to improve understanding of the different fields among the specialists, who can further provide appropriate treatment, and to improve patients' outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere000037
JournalESMO Open
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar

Keywords

  • a diagnosis and treatment guideline
  • bone metastasis
  • multidisciplinary team approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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