Frequently asked questions

From Cancer Guidelines Wiki

I would like a full version of a guideline, where can I find this?

The guidelines are online-only resources; some have a short-form summary available for download that can be located from a guideline’s homepage.

Due to the dynamic nature of the site that allows us to update content more regularly than printed documents, Cancer Council Australia cannot produce or offer full versions of the guidelines as downloadable documents, this would create issues with version control.

Older guidelines and resources may be available here (see: Archive) as reference documents, understanding that the evidence used for any recommendations is out of date and the guidelines have been rescinded.

I would like to re-use content from CCA's clinical guidelines, how do I do that?

If you would like to use content from the CCA's clinical practice guidelines site, and it is within what would be considered fair dealing, then all that is required is correct citation of the material. The Australian Copyright Council outlines what would be considered fair dealing.

To reference a guideline topic a 'Cite this page' tool has been added throughout, this will create a date-stamped citation for the version you are citing.

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To cite a whole guideline, use the 'Cite this guideline' tool at the top of the specific guideline landing page.

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If you would like to reproduce a significant portion of guideline content, ie. what might be considered to be outside of fair dealing (e.g., more than 200 words or figures/tables), please contact guidelines(at) with your request.

What is public consultation?

More information can be found here about the public consultation process: Public Consultation.

I am looking for an old guideline, where can I find it?

See: Archive of Cancer Council Australia's Guidelines and Resources, if it is not there please contact guidelines(at)

My question hasn't been answered here, how do I get in contact with you?

Contact guidelines(at) with any other questions about CCA guidelines.

For queries regarding COSA guidelines, please contact: cosa(at)

Please note: we cannot respond to enquiries from individuals with regards to their diagnosis or management.