Session 1: Colon cancer – 10 years behind the rectum

V. Tudyka, R. Madoff, A. Wale, S. Laurberg, H. Yano, G. Brown

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The improvements in surgical technique brought about by the widespread adoption of total mesorectal excision plane dissection in rectal cancer has substantially improved survival and recurrence rates from this disease. For the first time in 50 years, the outcomes in rectal cancer have overtaken those of colon cancer. Professor Madoff's overview lecture and the experts’ round table discussion address whether applying the surgical principles already achieved in rectal cancer can meet with similar success in colon cancer, how this can be achieved and the challenges we face.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-33
Number of pages6
JournalColorectal Disease
StatePublished - May 2018

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Colorectal Disease © 2018 The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland


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