In the last months, two relevant guidelines have been published. On the one hand, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sponsored a special supplement in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine entitled, “Addressing Cancer Survivorship Through Public Health Research, Surveillance, and Programs” (link: http://www.ajpmonline.org/issue/S0749-3797%2815%29X0006-7). The supplement reports new research findings, information on surveillance and programme activities, as well as an overview of other work conducted by CDC and its partners over the past decade to identify and address the needs of cancer survivors.

On the other hand, the US National Comprehensive Cancer Network has released what they call the Palliative Care Version 1.2016 (link to: http://www.jnccn.org/content/14/1/82.abstract). The NCCN Guidelines are intended to provide guidance for the primary oncology team on the integration of palliative care into oncology.