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Invitation for public comment: Draft Clinical practice guidelines for Surveillance Colonoscopy

Posted: 4th of April, 2018

This is an invitation to you or your organisation to comment on the draft Clinical practice guidelines for Surveillance Colonoscopy. These draft clinical practice guidelines are a revision and update of the 2011 guidelines.

The draft guidelines are open for public consultation for 30 days from 3 April 2018 to 2 May 2018.

To provide comment on the draft guidelines please view the following link: 

Information about the draft guidelines

The update of the guidelines 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.

These draft guidelines focus on the appropriate use of colonoscopy in colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention and address three main questions:

(i) when to repeat colonoscopy after adenomatous polypectomy;
(ii) when to repeat colonoscopy after curative resection of colorectal cancer; and
(iii) when to perform colonoscopy in those patients with inflammatory bowel disease who have an increased risk of developing CRC

Systematic reviews were performed to answer these specific clinical questions.

How to submit feedback

Further information regarding public consultation, including instructions on how to make a comment, can be found here.

All comments received during public consultation will be reviewed and considered by the Working Party and/or technical team. If necessary you will be contacted directly to obtain further clarification. Where appropriate, revisions will be made to the guidelines content.

Cancer Council Australia thank you in advance for your review and input.