Colorectal cancer

Clinical practice guidelines for the prevention, early detection and management of colorectal cancer

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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. expand arrow

In approving the guideline recommendations, NHMRC considers that they meet the NHMRC standard for clinical practice guidelines. This approval is valid for a period of five years.

NHMRC is satisfied that the guideline recommendations are systematically derived, based on the identification and synthesis of the best available scientific evidence, and developed for health professionals practising in an Australian health care setting.

This publication reflects the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the Australian Government.

Clinical practice guidelines for the prevention, early detection and management of colorectal cancer[edit source]

download icon PDF download: Colorectal cancer guidelines short-form guidelines (recommendations only)

Please also see the following files:

This is a wiki-based guideline. A PDF version of the recommendations in the guideline (short-form guideline), has been made available for download using the link above.

Introduction[edit source]

Summary of recommendations[edit source]

Plain-language summary[edit source]

Colorectal cancer in Australia[edit source]

Primary prevention[edit source]

Population screening for colorectal cancer[edit source]

The symptomatic patient[edit source]

Risk and screening based on family history[edit source]

High-risk familial syndromes [edit source]

Imaging a patient with a diagnosis of colon/rectal adenocarcinoma[edit source]

Pathology and staging[edit source]

Preparation for surgery and perioperative optimisation[edit source]

Elective and emergency surgery for colon and rectal cancer[edit source]

Adjuvant therapy for colon cancer[edit source]

Neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapy for rectal cancer[edit source]

Management of resectable locally recurrent disease and metastatic disease[edit source]

Management non-resectable locally recurrence disease and metastatic disease[edit source]

The role of systemic therapies in non-resectable metastatic disease[edit source]

Follow-up after curative resection for colorectal cancer[edit source]

Psychosocial care[edit source]

Appendices[edit source]

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