International Journal of Surgical Oncology

Rectal Cancer: Multimodal Treatment Approach


Publishing date
03 Aug 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
16 Mar 2012

1Department of Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

2Division of Surgery, Imperial College London, Chelsea and Westminster Campus, London, UK

3Vivantes Klinikum Spandau, Klinik für Chirurgie und Zentrum für Minimal Invasive Chirurgie, Berlin, Germany

4Imperial College London, London, UK

5Nevada Cancer Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA


Rectal Cancer: Multimodal Treatment Approach

Description

Colorectal cancer is a major health problem worldwide, with more than 1 million patients being diagnosed on an annual basis. It is the 3rd most common cancer type, and about half a million people die of the disease each year. In recent years significant knowledge has been acquired and applied in everyday clinical practice as far as rectal cancer is concerned. The treatment of rectal cancer has been investigated thoroughly over the last two decades. Significant changes have been made, as far as surgical techniques, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy are concerned. Effective surgery and modern radiotherapy combined with cytotoxic chemotherapy have improved survival rates.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles focusing on the management and treatment of rectal cancer from various aspects of the clinical practice, such as surgery, oncology, radiotherapy, and histopathology. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pathogenesis and genetics of rectal cancer
  • Anatomic and pathophysiologic considerations on carcinogenesis in the rectum
  • Diagnosis
  • Staging—surgical approach to rectal cancer
  • Neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment options and modern protocols
  • Surgical approach to rectal cancer and various surgical techniques
  • Laparoscopic rectal cancer surgery
  • Tips and tricks on rectal cancer surgery
  • Molecular therapies
  • Recurrent rectal cancer

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijso/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 279341
  • - Editorial

Rectal Cancer: Multimodal Treatment Approach

Manousos-Georgios Pramateftakis | Dimitrios Kanellos | ... | Ioannis Kanellos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 891067
  • - Clinical Study

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Rectal Carcinoma Can Reduce Treatment Breaks and Emergency Department Visits

Salma K. Jabbour | Shyamal Patel | ... | Richard Tuli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 795945
  • - Review Article

Role of Intra- and Peritumoral Budding in the Interdisciplinary Management of Rectal Cancer Patients

Inti Zlobec | Markus Borner | ... | Daniel Inderbitzin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 406568
  • - Research Article

Clinicopathologic Comparison of High-Dose-Rate Endorectal Brachytherapy versus Conventional Chemoradiotherapy in the Neoadjuvant Setting for Resectable Stages II and III Low Rectal Cancer

Jessica A. Smith | Aaron T. Wild | ... | Joseph M. Herman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 247107
  • - Review Article

Approach to Rectal Cancer Surgery

Terence C. Chua | Chanel H. Chong | ... | David L. Morris
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 196908
  • - Review Article

Management of Rectal Cancer and Liver Metastatic Disease: Which Comes First?

Georgios Tsoulfas | Manousos-Georgios Pramateftakis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 438450
  • - Review Article

Analysis of Risk Factors for Lymph Nodal Involvement in Early Stages of Rectal Cancer: When Can Local Excision Be Considered an Appropriate Treatment? Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Literature

Alessandro Carrara | Daniela Mangiola | ... | Giuseppe Tirone
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 241512
  • - Review Article

Intersphincteric Resection for Low Rectal Cancer: An Overview

Constantine P. Spanos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 464380
  • - Review Article

Surgical Management of Locally Recurrent Rectal Cancer

Niamh M. Hogan | Myles R. Joyce
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 383025
  • - Clinical Study

Glove Port Technique for Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery

Carrara Alessandro | Mangiola Daniela | ... | Tirone Giuseppe
International Journal of Surgical Oncology
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