New Quality standard: Oesophago-gastric cancer

This NICE quality standard covers assessing and managing oesophago-gastric cancer in adults. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality statements

Statement 1 Adults with oesophago-gastric cancer have access to an oesophago-gastric clinical nurse specialist.

Statement 2 Adults with oesophago-gastric cancer have their treatment reviewed by a multidisciplinary team that includes an oncologist and a specialist radiologist who both have an interest in oesophago-gastric cancer.

Statement 3 Adults with oesophageal or gastro-oesophageal junctional tumours (except T1a tumours) for whom radical treatment is suitable, have 18‑fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography requested and reported within 1 week.

Statement 4 Adults with oesophago-gastric cancer have tailored specialist dietetic support before and after radical treatment.

Full detail: NICE | Oesophago-gastric cancer | Quality standard [QS176]

See also:  NICE interactive flowchart – Oesophageal and gastric cancer

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