Colorectal cancer

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Major advances in the prevention, diagnosis and both curative and palliative management of colorectal cancer have occurred in the past 40 years. Australian clinicians have been at the forefront through involvement in basic, translational and clinical trials research, through the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia and the various cooperative trials groups, including the Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group and the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group. The Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group has successfully facilitated more than 50 clinical trials across all disciplines and allows national investigators to bring to fruition clinical and translational research questions in an academic environment. The Clinical Oncological Society of Australia's role in facilitating research, education and multidisciplinary interaction in colorectal cancer has impacted on improving patient care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-60
Number of pages2
JournalCancer Forum
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

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