Focused Issue on Current Status of Colorectal Cancer Surgery

Posted On 2019-06-24 06:42:35


This focused issue on “Current Status of Colorectal Cancer Surgery” is edited by Dr. Ker Kan Tan, MBBS, from Division of Colorectal Surgery, University Surgical Cluster, National University Hospital, Singapore.

Dr. Tan graduated from the medical school at the National University of Singapore and then completed his advanced training in General Surgery. He subsequently obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (General Surgery) in Hong Kong and was accorded Specialist accreditation in General Surgery by Ministry of Health, Singapore in the same year.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Introduce to this focused issue
    Ker Kan Tan, Division of Colorectal Surgery, University Surgical Cluster, National University Hospital, Singapore
  2. Genomics and metagenomics of colorectal cancer
    Sunny H. Wong, Institute of Digestive Disease, State Key Laboratory of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics and LKS Institute of Health Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  3. Endoscopic stenting in colorectal cancer
    Tian-Zhi Lim, National University Health System, Singapore
  4. Making sense of adjuvant chemotherapy in colorectal cancer
    Cheng-Ean Chee, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
  5. Transanal total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: hype or new hope?
    Chien-Chih Chen, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, Taipei
  6. Diagnostic and management strategies for lateral pelvic lymph nodes in low rectal cancer – a review of the evidence
    Takashi Akiyoshi, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Cancer Institute Hospital of Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, Tokyo
  7. Pelvic exenteration for locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer – how much more?
    Peter Lee, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
  8. Complete mesocolic excision for colon cancer: is it worth it?
    Frederick Koh, Division of Colorectal Surgery, University Surgical Cluster, National University Health System, Singapore
  9. Robotic surgery in colorectal cancer: the way forward or a passing fad
    Seon-Hahn Kim, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, South Korea University Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul
  10. Management of anastomotic leakage after rectal surgery- a review article
    William Tzu-Liang Chen, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung
  11. Radiation therapy for rectal cancer
    Jeremy Tey, Department of Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Institue of Singapore, National University Hospital, Singapore
  12. Status of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer
    Byung Soh Min, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul
  13. Managing elderly with colorectal cancer
    Tan Kok Yang, Department of Surgery, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore