Bi-National Colorectal Cancer Audit (BCCA)

Registry contact: Phone: +61 3 9853 8013
Academic Lead: Professor Susannah Ahern
Head, Registry Science and Research
Clinical Lead:Professor Alexander Heriot
Colorectal Surgeon
Purpose / aims:The Bi-National Colorectal Cancer Audit (BCCA) is a surgical audit applicable to all surgeons who perform colorectal cancer surgery. The BCCA aims to create a large integrated dataset to be used for quality improvement and future research. BCCA information includes patient and tumour characteristics, colorectal cancer management, complications of treatment, and clinical quality indicators relating to quality of surgical and hospital care.
Population captured:All patients 18 years or older undergoing resection or treatment for colorectal cancer at participating public and/or private hospitals in each Australian jurisdiction and New Zealand.
Outcomes collected:The BCCA collects information relating to diagnosis, surgery, pathology, treatment and outcomes.
Funding source:CSSANZ Members’ annual subscription fee contribution; CSSANZ support; and Medtronics for education and reporting initiatives.