Why GPs are shunning this primary prevention guideline

Advice for prophylactic aspirin that's been around for four years is not being heeded

Guidelines advising low-dose aspirin for primary prevention of colorectal cancer have failed to achieve cut-through with clinicians, a study suggests.

Despite being developed by the Cancer Council Australia and endorsed by the RACGP and NHMRC, the guidelines have left doctors confused and wary — and some do not even know they exist.