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Posted 2 weeks ago


Australians with keratinocyte (non-melanoma) skin cancers will be benefit from the release of new clinical guidelines launched this week, providing the latest advice on prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

The long-awaited new guidelines for the ‘Clinical practice guidelines for keratinocyte cancer (basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma)’ commissioned by the Federal Government’s Department of Health has been published online by Cancer Council Australia and endorsed by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

College Fellow, Professor Stephen Shumack, was the Chair of the working group for the guidelines. This is the first-time the guidelines had been updated since 2008 and are designed to summarise the latest evidence for both doctors and specialists.