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Featured: Colorectal cancer series - call for papers

Articles are now invited for a thematic series discussing current evidence and future direction of colorectal cancer. The articles must relate to current and future trends in treatment of colorectal cancer. Surgical innovations, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, tumor targeting and tailoring therapy for colorectal cancer will all be considered.

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World Journal of Surgical Oncology publishes articles related to surgical oncology and its allied subjects, such as epidemiology, cancer research, biomarkers, prevention, pathology, radiology, cancer treatment, clinical trials, multimodality treatment and molecular biology. Emphasis is placed on original research articles. The journal also publishes significant clinical case reports, as well as balanced and timely reviews on selected topics.

Oncology is a multidisciplinary super-speciality of which surgical oncology forms an integral component, especially with solid tumors. Surgical oncologists around the world are involved in research extending from detecting the mechanisms underlying the causation of cancer, to its treatment and prevention. The role of a surgical oncologist extends across the whole continuum of care. With continued developments in diagnosis and treatment, the role of a surgical oncologist is ever-changing. Hence, World Journal of Surgical Oncology aims to keep readers abreast with latest developments that will ultimately influence the work of surgical oncologists.

Latest reviews

Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery versus laparoscopic right colectomy: a meta-analysis
Authors: Guosen Wang, Jianping Zhou, Weiwei Sheng and Ming Dong
Published: 4 December 2017

Influence of enhanced recovery after surgery programs on laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized control trials
Authors: Zhengyan Li, Qian Wang, Bofei Li, Bin Bai and Qingchuan Zhao
Published: 23 November 2017


Prof Manoj Pandey, Banaras Hindu University, India


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Featured: Kidney autotransplantation after nephrectomy and work bench surgery as an ultimate approach to nephron-sparing surgery

Kidney autotransplantation (KAT) is a rarely used method in renal tumor surgery today. In this publication, the complication rate and the long-term functional and oncological outcome at a single center was analyzed.  The authors discuss not abandoning KAT in rare cases when a nephron-sparing approach is not possible.


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