This webpage covers NICE guidelines on breast cancer. The table below presents the guidelines alphabetically with links to the surveillance report where relevant. Updates planned or in progress and areas being actively monitored are listed for each guideline and there are links to the individual update pages for more information.



Updates planned or in progress

Areas we’re actively monitoring

Advanced breast cancer: diagnosis and treatment (CG81)

Updates planned

Chemotherapy for advanced breast cancer

Endocrine therapy for advanced breast cancer

Biological therapy for advanced breast cancer

Early and locally advanced breast cancer: diagnosis and management (NG101)

Updates in progress

Updates planned

Surgery to the breast

Surgery to the axilla

Endocrine therapy

Neoadjuvant endocrine therapy

Adjuvant chemotherapy for early and locally advanced breast cancer

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for early and locally advanced breast cancer

Biological therapy for early and locally advanced breast cancer

Radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery

Radiotherapy after mastectomy

Dose fractionation for external beam radiotherapy

Familial breast cancer: classification, care and managing breast cancer and related risks in people with a family history of breast cancer (CG164)

Updates planned



Areas for active monitoring are identified by our maintaining and updating our guideline portfolio process including validation with stakeholders.

Active monitoring is ongoing surveillance in key topic areas. It involves one or more of:

  • monitoring studies in progress by systematically searching for ongoing studies and assessing the results when published
  • monitoring newly published studies by continuous searching of newly published evidence
  • system monitoring by systematically collating intelligence from the health and care system and working with partners to identify areas of change.

Guideline recommendations are developed using the methods and processes in developing NICE guidelines: the manual and the interim principles for methods and processes for supporting digital living guideline recommendations.

If you have new information, intelligence or evidence relevant to any of the key topic areas listed above, please contact