Clinical guidelines & consensus positions

National Institute of Health & Care Excellence (NICE) 

Suspected cancer: recognition and referral (NG12), (June 2015, updated January 2021)

Sarcoma (CSGSarcoma), (March 2006)

Quality Standard

Sarcoma (QS78), (January 2015)

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British Sarcoma Group guidelines

UK guidelines for the management of bone sarcomas. Sarcoma (2016)

UK guidelines for the management of soft tissue sarcomas. Sarcoma (2016)

UK guidelines for the management of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) (2017)


Scottish referral guidelines for suspected cancer: sarcoma and bone cancers  (January 2019)

Scottish clinical management guidelines for: bone tumours, soft tissue sarcomas, and gastrointestinal stromal tumours

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National standards for sarcoma services 2009

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European guidelines
ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines:

Soft tissue and visceral sarcomas (2021)

Bone sarcomas (2018)

Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) (2018) 

International consensus

Management of primary retroperitoneal sarcoma (RPS) in the adult: a consensus approach from the Trans-Atlantic RPS Working Group. Ann Surg Oncology. 2015 Jan. Epub 2014 Oct 15

Management of desmoid tumours: A joint global  consensus-based guideline approach for adult and paediatric patients (2020)



National Sarcoma Survey July 2020