Clinical practice guidelines for the prevention, early detection and management of colorectal cancer
Posted: 15th of November, 2017
This is a notification to announce the publication of Clinical practice guidelines for the prevention, early detection and management of colorectal cancer. These clinical practice guidelines are a revision and update of the 2005 guidelines.
The guideline is published as an online resource on the Cancer Council Australia cancer wiki site. The guideline is accessible via the following link: http://wiki.cancer.org.au/australia/Guidelines:Colorectal_cancer
Information about the guidelines
The guidelines update was commissioned and funded by the Department of Health Commonwealth of Australia, and it has been overseen by a multidisciplinary working party with input from subcommittees.
The guideline recommendations were approved by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on 27 October 2017 under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. A short-form summary of the guidance will be made available in downloadable PDF format in due course.
These guidelines aim to provide information and recommendations to guide practice across the continuum of cancer care including colorectal cancer prevention, screening and diagnosis, clinical aspects of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, follow-up and psychosocial care. They also provide an evidence base for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
Systematic reviews and modelling were performed to answer the clinical questions.Back