moesleinYear of primary qualification: 1984

Current institution: Helios Klinikum Wuppertal, Germany

Title of presentations: How to manage the family (Symposium: Cancer family syndromes: what the surgeon needs to know). Strategy in hereditary colorectal cancer and Cancerous polyps: what is the next step? (Trainee Round Table Lunch Session)

Learning objectives: Penetrance for gastrointestinal hereditary cancer syndromes varies tremendously. For the surgeon it means indvidual risk evaluation depending on the underlying syndrom and could mean early prophylactic proctocolectomy in the teens or even earlier or yearly screening. In all decisions it is about optimizing quality of life and prevention of avoidable cancers following the principle of 'as little as possible but definitely as much as necessary'.

Clinical/research background

  • Surgical Training in a non-University Hospital.
  • Stipend in Japan with Prof. Utsunomiya for pouch surgery
  • Establishment of a Polyposis-Registry University of Heidelberg
  • Surgical specialization University of Heidelberg and Düsseldorf
  • DFG-Stipend at Mayo Clinic (Molecular Genetics with S. Thibodeau)
  • Dept Head of Visceral Surgery & Coloproctology 2005-2015
  • 2015 Establishent of the Dept. for Hereditary Tumours, Helios Klinikum Wuppertal and University of Witten-Herdecke

Relevant peer-reviewed publications

  1. R. Schneider et al. (2015). Prophylactic surgery in familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)-a single surgeon’s short- and long-term experience with hand-assisted proctocolectomy and smaller J-pouches. International Journal of Colorectal Disease August 2015, Volume 30, Issue 8, pp 1109-1115
  2. R. Schneider et al. (2015) Zentralbl Chir. Colorectal Carcinoma with Suspected Lynch Syndrome: A Multidisciplinary Algorithm. DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1368480
  3. R. Schneider et al.(2014). Gender-Specific Aspects of Lynch Syndrome and Familial Adenomatous Polyposi. Viszeralmedizin / Visceral Medicine Volume: 30 Issue: 2 (2014-04-01) p. 5-88. ISSN: 1662-6664 
  4. John C Mathers et al. (2012). Long-term effect of resistant starch on cancer risk in carriersof hereditary colorectal cancer: an analysis from the CAPP2 randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Oncology Volume 13, Issue 12, Pages 1242-1249
  5. K. Schuermanns et al. (2013). Can an online risk assessment tool for identification of hereditary colorectal cancer reach the at-risk population and influence screening compliance? Dtsch med Wochenschr 2014; 139(18):935-940

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