Topic: International CC Guidelines on the way!
Here in the UK, there is often considerable confusion over the treatments paths for cholangiocarcinoma that seem to differ from country to country. It is, therefore, very welcome news that The International Liver Cancer Association are producing their first ever International Guidelines on liver cancer and have chosen to do this on Cholangiocarcinoma.
There will be representation from five countries on the International Expert Panel, and including Dr Shahid Khan, one of AMMF’s advisors, and Dr John Bridgewater, both from the UK. The full panel will be:
Chair: Professor Gregory Gores (USA)
Dr John Bridgewater (UK)
Dr Shahid Khan (UK)
Dr Tushar Patel (USA)
Professor Tim Pawlik (USA)
Professor Young Nyun Park (Korea)
Professor Josep M Llovet (Spain)
Dr Peter Galle (Germany)
The planned deadline is December 2012.
The international guidelines will not replace the revised UK national CC guidelines (just awaiting final approval and, once published, they will be put on AMMF's website), but are expected to be similar as they will be applying the same evidence base.
Another step forward!