Anna MartlingProfessional title: Associate Professor in Surgery, Senior Consultant Surgeon

Current institution: Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Title of presentation:
Tailored abdominoperineal resection for rectal cancer

Learning objectives:
Low rectal cancer remains a challenge with a high risk of local recurrence and poorer survival. Surgical techniques have improved in recent years and an increasing awareness of the surgeons of the value of improved surgical techniques and individualized treatment in the context of multidisciplinary team conferences have led to improved patient outcomes. Additional studies in the field is necessary.

Summary of clinical/research background

Anna Martling is current a Senior Consultant Surgeon at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden , which is tertiary referral center for locally advanced colorectal cancer, including local recurrences and peritoneal carcinomatosis. Her research is mainly also within the field of colorectal cancer including several large randomized treatment trials, observational longitudinal studies, epidemiology and translational studies. She is a research group leader at the Karolinska Institutet and has a large national and international network.

Relevant peer reviewed publications within last 5 years

  • Anderin C, Martling A, Hellborg H, Holm T. A population-based study on outcome in relation to the type of resection in low rectal cancer. Dis Colon Rectum 2010 May; 53(5):753-60.
  • Anderin C, Martling A, Lagergren J, Ljung A, Holm T. Short term outcome after gluteus maximus myocutaneous flap reconstruction of the pelvic floor following extra-levator APR. Colorectal Dis 2012 Sep;14(9) 1060-4 (Epub 2011 oct)
  • Anderin C, Granath F, Martling A, Holm T. Local recurrence after prone versus supine abdomino-perineal excision for low rectal cancer. Colorectal Dis. 2013 Jan 26 [Epub ahead of print]

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