New oesophageal adenocarcinoma guidelines

Cancer Council Australia has published new clinical guidelines aimed at providing consistency in the management of Barrett’s oesophagus and oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC).

The guidelines, which the council says are the first of their kind in Australia, cover lifestyle modifications, screening, surveillance, as well as medical, endoscopic and surgical interventions.

They help doctors identify those patients who need close management, from those who can be reassured