The NSW Cancer Institute has detailed information about standard cancer treatment protocols used in Australia (and common side effects). You must register to access this site, called EviQ, but registration is free. Click on the Patients tab for, or, the Medical Oncologist section has full details about each chemotherapy protocols administration, monitoring for adverse side effects, and evidence supporting each regimen.
Cancer Australia - Cancer Learning
Clinician's Guide to Radiation Oncology (A surprisingly readable guide by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists).
Guidelines for the Safe Prescribing, Dispensing and Administration of Cancer Chemotherapy aim to assist in the prevention of medication errors and to improve patient safety with respect to the treatment of cancer (Clinical Oncological Society of Australia).
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has Treatment Guidelines for Clinicians and pathways for care of cancers at different sites and stages. As these care pathways have been prepared by the American Cancer Society, there may be some differences in availability of treatments and Australian clinical guidelines.
These presentations highlight features of recently updated guidelines (you need to register for access this site, but it is free):
Patient Management Frameworks (Victoria Dept of Health) were developed to provide a consistent statewide approach to care management in each tumour stream and are intended to improve patient outcomes.
'Improving outcomes for patients’ guides
The Improving Patient Outcomes PDF guides (under the 'Reports' heading of the Cancer Learning site) were produced in the UK and relate to the management and coordination of care of cancer patients. Tumour specific guides are included for Brain and Other CNS Tumours, Sarcoma, Skin Tumours including Melanoma, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancers, Haematological Cancers, Head and Neck Cancers and Urological Cancers, with guides also included for Children and Young People with Cancer and Supportive and Palliative Care for Adults with Cancer.