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Tailored Diagnosis and Treatment for Colorectal Cancer

Call for Papers

Colorectal cancer represents a complex cancer disease spectrum with high incidence. During recent years, research has shown that CC treatment should be tailored to the individual patient due to the wide variety of risk factors, genetic factors, and surgical complexity. In this special issue, we aim to provide an overview of the considerations that are needed to provide an individualized, patient-tailored treatment. We wish to emphasize the need to assess the predictive factors and summarize the latest research on CC genetics and immunotherapy. Finally, we would like to provide the updated data on endoscopic and surgical procedures in order to ensure an individualized surgical approach. For the individual patient with CC, a tailored treatment approach is needed in the preoperative, operative, and postoperative phase.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • The role of laparoscopic surgery in colorectal cancer
  • Tailored treatments for elderly patients with colorectal cancer
  • Personalized treatment strategies for patients with hereditary colorectal cancer
  • Multidisciplinary approach for liver metastatic disease from colorectal cancer
  • Patients with diabetes mellitus and colorectal cancer, a different approach
  • Colorectal cancer epidemiology, screening, early detection, and prevention
  • Targeted therapies for colorectal cancer, maximizing molecular approaches
  • Patients with colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease
  • The role of microsatellite instability as a predictive biomarker immunotherapy in colorectal cancer
  • The role of immunotherapy in colorectal cancer, an evolving parading of personalized medicine
  • The role of minimally invasive techniques in colorectal cancer
  • Polypectomy: which technique for which patient

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 23 March 2018
Publication DateAugust 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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