Special Issue "Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment of Colon and Rectal Cancer: Preoperative Optimisation, Multidisciplinary Management, and Surgical Technology Advancement"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 20411
2. Colorectal Surgery, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: artificial intelligence; prehabilitation; technologies in coloproctology; rectal cancer management; biomolecular diagnosis; translational research; robotic surgery; transanal surgery; inflammatory bowel diseases; colorectal cancer
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The Special Issue is intended to cover the latest advancement in diagnosis and treatment of colon and rectal cancer. Over the last few years, new technologies have been proposed in colorectal surgery, as well as newer treatment regimens in terms of adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapies. The threshold for inoperability has been lowered in advanced colorectal cancer, thanks to the evolving multimodality approach to patients.
Indeed, several areas needs to be covered in the field. This Special Issue aims to offer a collection of articles that summarise the available evidence on diagnosis and treatment of early and advanced colon and rectal cancer (in the form of systematic review, ideally with metanalysis); report on original experiences from centres with expertise and from the innovators of the field; provide the perspective of non-surgical staff, as well as patients and the public in relation with colorectal cancer. The issue is open to both preclinical research (basic), translational research, and clinical reports.
The Special Issue will focus (but will not be limited to) the following topics:
- Risk factors for colorectal cancer;
- Pathways of colorectal cancer development and progression;
- Novel treatment targets and individualised approaches;
- Strategies to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer and trends over time;
- Preoperative assessment and optimisation to improve short and long term outcomes;
- Innovations in imaging and preoperative surgical planning;
- Surgical innovations (newer technologies, techniques);
- Management of early colon and rectal cancer;
- Management of locally advanced and recurrent colon and rectal cancer;
- Patients, survivors, and public experience in colorectal cancer.
Dr. Gianluca Pellino
Manuscript Submission Information
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- neoadjuvant treatment
- individualised treatment
- colorectal cancer
- robotic surgery
- 3D imaging