For the interest and benefit of ESCP members, the Research Committee are going to write a monthly short report on a significant colorectal article that has been published in the last six months.

These summaries should provide an informative read on significant developments that have the potential to help patients. We would welcome your suggestions regarding articles and also your ideas on how this initiative may be developed.


On 9 Sep 2021

August’s paper of the month looks at the PRODIGE-7 trial, a multicentre randomised open-label, phase 3 trial which sought to determine whether hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in patients undergoing cytoreductive surgery for colorectal peritoneal metastases 

On 1 Jul 2021

July's Paper of the Month looks at how obesity shapes metabolism in the tumour microenvironment to suppress anti-tumour immunity.

On 10 Jun 2021

June’s paper of the month looks at the PRODIGE-23 trial, a randomised phase 3 clinical trial which sought to determine whether total neoadjuvant chemotherapy (TNT) before surgery improved disease-free survival (DFS) compared with standard preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer.

On 12 May 2021

May's Paper of the Month looks at The SuPREMe-CD Study, a clinical trial which aimed to provide randomised controlled data comparing Kono-S anastomosis and stapled ileocolic side-to-side anastomosis.

On 8 Apr 2021

Paper of the Month for April looks at a trial comparing the parastomal hernia rates one year after the construction of an end colostomy by three surgical techniques: cruciate incision, circular incision in the fascia and using prophylactic mesh.

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