A review of the diagnosis and management of common cancers is beyond the scope of this rotation guide. Most diagnoses and treatment decisions are made in the outpatient clinic setting. Therefore, the topics covered in this guide — complications of cancer and chemotherapy — represent the most common aspects of cancer encountered in the inpatient setting.
The topics in this guide are organized as follows:
Other related topics are covered in the following rotation guides:
See Next Steps if you are interested in a career in oncology and are looking for more resources and information on conferences.
You can find a useful overview of many oncologic emergencies here.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines® is an excellent resource for current standards spanning many areas of oncology (free registration required).
For a brief history of oncology, click here.
Rotation Prep was developed by a collaborative team of experts, educators, fellows, and residents including Andrea Merrill, MD (NEJM Fellow); Alex Djuricich, MD (NEJM Education Editor); Laura Spring, MD; Peter Miller, MD; David Braun, MD; and Robert Stern, MD. The content was reviewed by David Spriggs, MD.
Updated February 2017