Working party members and contributors

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ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Cancer Guidelines Working Party members and contributors

Please see the Administrative Report for information on the process and criteria for selecting members.

Management Committee

Name Affiliation
Professor Timothy Price (Chair) Chair, Management Committee and ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Cancer Guidelines Revision Working Party

Medical Oncologist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide

Professor Sanchia Aranda CEO, Cancer Council Australia
Dr Cameron Bell Gastroenterologist, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
Professor Alexander (Sandy) Heriot Consultant ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgeon

Director Cancer Surgery, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Director, Lower GI Tumour Stream, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Professor Finlay Macrae AO Gastroenterologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne
Dr Elizabeth Murphy Head, ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgical Unit, Lyell McEwin Hospital Adelaide
Professor Michael Solomon ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgeon, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
Professor James St John AO Gastroenterologist, Honorary Senior Associate, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne
Dr Bernie Towler Chief Medical Adviser, Population Health Division, Department of Health, Canberra
Ms Jutta von Dincklage Head, Clinical Guidelines Network (until November 2016)
Ms Laura Wuellner Acting Head, Clinical Guidelines Network (from November 2016)
Professor John R Zalcberg Head of Cancer at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne

Guideline section leaders

Name Specialty Section
Professor Finlay Macrae AO Gastroenterology Primary preventionMeasures to prevent the onset of disease. This may include prevention strategies to modify cancer risk factors, such as dietary and lifestyle interventions, and medical interventions to enhance resistance to the effects of exposure to a disease agent, such as chemoprevention and vaccines.
Professor James St John AO Gastroenterology Population screening for colorectal cancer (co-lead)
Dr Hooi Ee Gastroenterology Population screening for colorectal cancer (co-lead)
Professor Mark Jenkins Genetic epidemiology, cancer epidemiology (colorectal cancer, Lynch syndrome, genetic epidemiology) Risk and screening based on family history
Professor Jon Emery General practice The symptomatic patient
Professor Phyllis Butow Psycho-oncology Psychosocial care
Professor Barbara Leggett Gastroenterology High-risk familial syndromes
Dr Kirsten Gormly Radiology ImagingUsing scans, including nuclear medicine, to create images of the interior of a body for clinical analysis and medical intervention. a patient with a diagnosis of colon/rectal adenocarcinoma
Dr Andrew Luck ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. surgery Elective and emergency surgery colon
Professor Alexander (Sandy) Heriot ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. surgery Elective and emergency surgery for colon and rectal cancer
Dr Elizabeth Murphy ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. surgery Preparation for surgery and peri-operative optimisation
Professor Pierre Chapuis ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. surgery PathologyA medical specialty that determines the cause and nature of diseases by examining and testing body tissues, for instance from laboratory examination of samples of body tissue. and staging (co-lead)
A/Professor Charles Chan PathologyA medical specialty that determines the cause and nature of diseases by examining and testing body tissues, for instance from laboratory examination of samples of body tissue. PathologyA medical specialty that determines the cause and nature of diseases by examining and testing body tissues, for instance from laboratory examination of samples of body tissue. and staging (co-lead)
A/Professor Peter Gibbs Medical oncology Adjuvant therapyA treatment given with or shortly after another treatment to make it more effective. This usually refers to surgery followed by chemotherapy or radiotherapy. for colon cancer
Professor Desmond Yip Medical oncology Neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapy for rectal cancer (co-lead)
Dr Kathryn Field Medical oncology Neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapy for rectal cancer (co-lead)
Dr Peter J. Lee ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. surgery Follow up after curative resection for colorectal cancer
Dr Cherry Koh ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. surgery Management of resectable locally recurrent disease and metastatic disease
Dr Louise Nott Medical oncology Management of non-resectable locally recurrent disease and metastatic disease; The role of systemic therapies in non-resectable metastatic disease

Additional working party members

Name Specialty
Jeff Cuff Consumer representative
Jillian Arnott Consumer representative
Professor Karen Canfell Director, Cancer Research Division, Cancer Council NSW (Epidemiology expert)
Professor Dianne O’Connell Senior Epidemiologist, Manager, Cancer Research Division, Cancer Council NSW (Epidemiology expert)

Chapter details

Colorectal cancer in Australia

Name Affiliation
Dr Prema Thavaneswaran* Manager, Public Health Policy, Cancer Council Australia
Professor Jane Young Executive Director, Research, Institute of Academic Surgery, Executive Director, Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe) Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and University of Sydney, Professor in Cancer Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Professor Michael Solomon ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgeon, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney

*Section lead author

Primary prevention

Name Affiliation
Professor Finlay Macrae AO* Gastroenterologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC
Ms Julie Clarke Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO
Professor Jon Emery General Practitioner
Professor Mark Jenkins Risk and screening based on family history
Dr Trevor Lockett Theme Leader, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Professor John McNeil Head of Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, Head of School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne
Professor Allan Spigelman Head of School, St Vincent’s Clinical School
Dr Nicholas Pachter Clinical Senior Lecturer, School of Paediatrics and Child Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth
Dr Aung Ko Win Genetic Epidemiologist, Centre for Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
A/Professor Robyn Woods Associate Professor, Monash University
Professor Graeme Young Professor of Global Gastrointestinal Health, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University
Professor John R Zalcberg Head of Cancer at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne

*Section lead author

Population screening for colorectal cancer

Name Affiliation
Professor James St John AO* Gastroenterologist, Honorary Senior Associate, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne
Dr Hooi Ee* Gastroenterologist, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth
Professor Jon Emery Honorary Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Winthrop Professor of General Practice at the Western University of Australia and Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research at the University of Melbourne (also practising GPA medical professional who treats acute and chronic illnesses and provides preventive care and health education to a wide range of patients.)
Professor Finlay Macrae AO Gastroenterologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne
Professor Mark Jenkins Director of the Centre for Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Melbourne
Paul Grogan Director, Public Policy & Knowledge Management, Cancer Council Australia
Professor Karen Canfell Director, Cancer Research Division, Cancer Council NSW
Ms Jie-Bin Lew Senior Research Programmer, Cancer Council NSW
Ms Rachel Mulqueeney Cancer ScreeningPerforming tests to identify disease in people before any symptoms appear. Project Coordinator

Prevention Division Cancer Council Victoria

Dr Albert Chetcuti Senior Project Officer, Cancer Council Australia

*Section lead author

The symptomatic patient

Name Affiliation
Professor Jon Emery* General Practitioner
Dr Cameron Bell Gastroenterologist – Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
A/Professor Gregor Brown Head of Endoscopy, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
Professor Finlay Macrae AO Gastroenterologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC
Dr Iain Skinner ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. surgeon
A/Professor Justin Tse Director of Medical Student Education (Clinical Dean) St Vincent’s Clinical School, The University of Melbourne

*Section lead author

Risk and screening based on family history

Name Affiliation
Professor Mark Jenkins* Director of the Centre for Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne.
Professor Alex Boussioutas GE at University of Melbourne, Pter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne
Dr Driss Ait Quakrim Research Fellow – Epidemiologist, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Professor John Hopper AM Academic, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne
Professor James St John AO Gastroenterologist, Honorary Senior Associate, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne
Dr Hooi Ee Gastroenterologist, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth
Professor Jon Emery Honorary Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Winthrop Professor of General Practice at the Western University of Australia and Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research at the University of Melbourne (also practising GPA medical professional who treats acute and chronic illnesses and provides preventive care and health education to a wide range of patients.)
Professor Finlay Macrae AO Gastroenterologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne

*Section lead author

High-risk familial syndromes

Name Affiliation
Barbara Leggett* Laboratory Head, Conjoint Gastroenterology, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, QLD
Dr Nicola Poplawski Clinical Geneticist, SA PathologyA medical specialty that determines the cause and nature of diseases by examining and testing body tissues, for instance from laboratory examination of samples of body tissue., South Australia
Dr Nicholas Pachter Clinical Senior Lecturer, School of Paediatrics and Child Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth
Dr Christophe Rosty Anatomical Pathologist at Envoi Specialist Pathologist; Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular PathologyA medical specialty that determines the cause and nature of diseases by examining and testing body tissues, for instance from laboratory examination of samples of body tissue., University of Queensland; Associate Professor, Department of PathologyA medical specialty that determines the cause and nature of diseases by examining and testing body tissues, for instance from laboratory examination of samples of body tissue., The University of Melbourne
Dr Ian Norton Director of Endoscopy, Royal North Shore Hospital, Endoscopist, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Sydney
Professor Finlay Macrae AO Gastroenterologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne
Dr Caroline Wright ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. surgeon, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Senior Lecturer in Surgery, The University of Sydney
Dr Aung Ko Win Centre for Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Melbourne

*Section lead author

Imaging a patient with a diagnosis of colon/rectal adenocarcinoma

Name Affiliation
Dr Kirsten Gormly* Radiologist, Dr Jones and Partners, SA
Dr Wendy Brown Senior Staff Specialist, Radiology Department, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW
Dr Damien Stella Director of CT, Department of Radiology, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC
Professor Eva Segelov Professor/Director of Oncology, Monash Health and Monash University, VIC
Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Murphy* Head, ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgical Unit, Lyell McEwin Hospital Adelaide, SA
Professor Timothy (Tim) Price Chair, Management Committee and ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Cancer Guidelines Revision Working Party. Medical Oncologist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, SA

*Section lead author

Pathology and staging

Name Affiliation
Professor Pierre Chapuis* Clinical Professor, Surgery, Concord Clinical School & Director of Postgraduate Surgical Education for the Discipline of Surgery, The University of Sydney (Head of Academic Surgery), NSW
Associate Professor Charles Chan* Clinical Associate Professor Medicine, Concord Clinical School, Sydney, NSW
Dr Louise Nott Medical Oncologist, Royal Hobart Hospital and St John’s Hospital
Dr Muhammad Khattak Medical Oncologist, Fiona Stanley Hospital
Professor Timothy Price Chair, Management Committee and ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Cancer Guidelines Revision Working Party Medical Oncologist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA
Dr Amanda Townsend Oncologist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA
Dr Albert Chetcuti Senior Project Officer, Cancer Council Australia

*Section lead author

Preparation for surgery and peri-operative optimisation

Name Affiliation
Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Murphy* Head, ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgical Unit, Lyell McEwin Hospital Adelaide, SA
Dr Karen Barclay ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Acting Head of the Academic Surgical Unit, NCHER, The Northern Hospital and the University of Melbourne, VIC
Dr Kate Burbury Lead Haematologist for Haemostasis and Thrombosis, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Dr Bernd Froessler Staff Specialist, Anaesthesia, Lyell McEwin Hospital; Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide
Professor Alexander (Sandy) Heriot* ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgeon, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Dr Cherry Koh ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. surgeon, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
Professor Timothy (Tim) Price Medical Oncologist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA
Professor Kathryn Robinson Transfusion medicine specialist, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Haematologist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA

*Section lead author

Elective and emergency surgery for colon and rectal cancer

Name Affiliation
Professor Alexander (Sandy) Heriot* ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgeon, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Dr Andrew Luck* ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgeon, Lyell McEwin Hospital, Adelaide, SA
Dr Cherry Koh* ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. surgeon, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
Dr Carina Chow ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgeon , Royal Brisbane Hospital, QLD
Dr Chip Farmer ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgeon, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
Dr Henry Hicks General Surgeon, Wagga Wagga Specialist Medical Centre, NSW
Professor Cameron Platell Director of ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Cancer Research, St John of God Subiaco Hospital, WA
Dr Bruce Stewart ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgeon, The Specialist Centre, Ballarat; Consultant Medical Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre & Western Health Senior Research Fellow, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, VIC
Dr Andrew Stevenson Specialist ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgeon, Head of ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgery at Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital, Associate Professor, The University of Queensland, QLD

*Section lead author

Adjuvant therapy for colon cancer

Name Affiliation
Associate Professor Peter Gibbs* Laboratory Head, Walter & Eliza Hall, Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, VIC
Dr Margaret Lee Medical Oncologist, Department of Medical Oncology, Eastern Health and Western Health
Dr Jeanne Tie Consultant Medical Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre & Western Health Senior Research Fellow, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Professor Timothy (Tim) Price Medical Oncologist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA

*Section lead Author

Neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapy for rectal cancer

Name Affiliation
Professor Desmond Yip* Medical Oncologist and Clinical Director, The Canberra Hospital, Australian National University; Honorary Associate, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, ACT
Dr Kathryn Field* Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC
Professor Les Bokey ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgeon, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Associate Professor George Hruby Radiation Oncologist, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Sydney, NSW
Professor Ian Jones ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgeon, Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC
Associate Professor Christos Karapetis Medical Oncologist, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, SA
Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Murphy Head, ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgical Unit, Lyell McEwin Hospital, Adelaide, SA
A/Professor Sam Ngan Head of the GI Unit of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Dr Kirsten Gormly* Radiologist, Dr Jones and Partners Medical ImagingUsing scans, including nuclear medicine, to create images of the interior of a body for clinical analysis and medical intervention., Adelaide, SA
Professor Alexander (Sandy) Heriot ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgeon, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC

*Section lead author

Management of resectable locally recurrent disease and metastatic disease

Name Affiliation
Dr Cherry Koh* Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe), Sydney, NSW
Dr Andrew Luck ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Surgeon, Lyell McEwin Hospital Adelaide
Dr Nicholas O’Rourke Surgeon (laparoscopic and hepatobiliary), Wesley Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
Dr Kirsten Gormly Radiologist, Dr Jones and Partners Medical ImagingUsing scans, including nuclear medicine, to create images of the interior of a body for clinical analysis and medical intervention., Adelaide
Professor Tristan Yan Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Professor of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the Macquarie University Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Sydney, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Dr Peter Lee ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. surgeon (visiting), ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum., Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, St Luke's Hospital, Sydney, NSW

*Section lead author

Management of non-resectable locally recurrent disease and metastatic disease

Name Affiliation
Dr Louise Nott* Medical Oncologist, Royal Hobart Hospital and St John's Hospital, TAS
Dr Muhammad Khattak Medical Oncologist, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA
Dr Amanda Townsend Senior Medical Oncologist the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Professor Timothy (Tim) Price Medical Oncologist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA

* Section lead author

The role of systemic therapies in non-resectable metastatic disease

Name Affiliation
Dr Louise Nott* Medical Oncologist, Royal Hobart Hospital and St John's Hospital, TAS
Dr Muhammad Khattak Medical Oncologist, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA
Dr Amanda Townsend Senior Medical Oncologist the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Professor Timothy (Tim) Price Medical Oncologist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA

* Section lead author

Follow up after curative resection for colorectal cancer

Name Affiliation
Dr Peter J. Lee* ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. surgeon (visiting), ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum., Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, St Luke's Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Dr Andrew Gilmore Head: ColorectalReferring to the large bowel, comprising the colon and rectum. Unit Liverpool Hospital; Chairman: Complex Pelvic Surgery Liverpool Hospital
Professor Phillip Beale Director, Cancer Services and Palliative Care, SLHD; Director Concord Cancer Centre; Head of Medical Oncology, CRGH; University of Sydney

*Section lead author

Psychosocial care

Name Affiliation
Professor Phyllis Butow* Chair Psycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG), and Co Director of the Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Medicine (CeMPED) and of the Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SoURCe), University of Sydney
Professor Afaf Girgis Director, Psycho-Oncology Research Group, Centre for Oncology Education and Research Translation, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of NSW

*Section lead author