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More Covid-19 guidelines from NICE

NICE has published more “rapid” guidelines, this time covering provision of radiotherapy services and bone marrow transplant during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The radiotherapy guideline recommends avoiding treatment if the evidence suggests there will be little to no benefit or if an alternative treatment is available, to defer radiotherapy if clinically appropriate, and if radiotherapy treatment is unavoidable, to use the shortest safe form of treatment. The guideline on bone marrow transplant advises clinicians to consider both the severity of the disease and the post-transplant risks of Covid-19 when deciding on treatment plans. More....