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Clinical guidelines



Clinical practice guidelines bring together the best available evidence to underpin scientifically-valid recommendations for the prevention and diagnosis of cancer and treatment of care of patients.

Cancer Council Australia's Clinical Guidelines Network (formerly Australian Cancer Network) has developed high standards of preparation and evaluation of guidelines for health professionals. Equally important, most guidelines have also prepared a condensed format for use in general practice and written for patients and non-clinical readers.

Cancer Council Australia is now moving towards developing and publishing online Clinical Practice Guidelines.

To view current Clinical Practice Guidelines visit the Cancer Guidelines wiki.

Cancer Guidelines Wiki


Guidelines developed by the Network that have been approved by NHMRC have been revised in accordance with legislative requirements. NHMRC approved guidelines are also on the NHMRC clinical practice guidelines portal, where you can download PDF copies.

 

Cancer Council clinical practice guidelines
Guidelines in development

Clinical practice guidelines for the prevention, early detection and management of colorectal cancer
Status: In development

Clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of melanoma
Status: Revised guidelines in development (staged revision and updating process).

Clinical practice guidelines for the prevention and diagnosis of lung cancer 
Status: Revised guidelines in development (staged revision and updating process). Note the second set of draft content is available for public consultation from 3 July 2017 to 30 July 2017.

Clinical practice guidelines for surveillance colonoscopy in adenoma follow-up, following curative resection of colorectal cancer, and for cancer surveillance in inflammatory bowel disease 
Status: Published 2011. Note these guidelines were developed, reviewed or revised more than five years ago. They no longer represent the National Health and Medical Research Council's position on the matters contained therein. An updated version of this guideline is currently progress. These guidelines have been made available for reference purposes only.

Revised guidelines currently under review and development.

Published guidelines (note some of these guidelines were developed, reviewed or revised more than five years ago).

National Cervical Screening Program: Guidelines for the management of screen-detected abnormalities, screening in specific populations and investigation of abnormal vaginal bleeding (Published March 2017)

Clinical practice guidelines for PSA testing and management of test-detected prostate cancer (Published January 2016)

Clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of Barrett's oesophagus and early oesophageal adenocarcinoma (Published 2014)

Clinical practice guidelines for the management of adult onset sarcoma (Published 2013. Updated 2015)

Clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of lung cancer (Published 2012)

Clinical practice guidelines for the treatment and management of endometrial cancer (Published 2011)

Clinical practice guidelines for the management of locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer (Published 2010)

Clinical practice guidelines for the management of adult gliomas: astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas (Published 2009)

Adult gliomas (astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas): a guide for patients, their families and carer (Published 2011) (to obtain a free copy, call Cancer Council 13 11 20)

Advanced prostate cancer: a guide for men and their families (Published 2009) (to obtain a free copy, call Cancer Council 13 11 20)

Localised prostate cancer: a guide for men and their families (Published 2010) (to obtain a free copy, call Cancer Council 13 11 20)

Clinical practice guidelines for the management of melanoma in Australia and New Zealand (Published 2008)

Ocular and periocular melanoma: supplementary document (Published 2008)

Melanoma - an aide memoire to assist diagnosis (Published 2008)

Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma (and related lesions) - a guide to clinical management in Australia (Published 2008)

Basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma - summary card for GPs (Published 2008)

 

 


This page was last updated on: Sunday, September 15, 2013