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 31 Dec 2023

December's Paper of the Month is looks at a study which assessed the impact of tumour deposits on oncological outcomes.

On 30 Nov 2023

November's Paper of the Month is an investigation of patients' experiences of being prepared for the development of a parastomal bulge in relation to a stoma.

On 31 Oct 2023

October’s Paper of the Month looks the role of the enteric nervous system in mediating the aggravating effect of chronic stress on intestinal inflammation.

On 20 Sep 2023

September's Paper of the Month looks at early recognition and management of postoperative complications, before they become clinically relevant, using algorithm-based care and usual care.

On 4 Jul 2023

July’s paper of the month looks at the short-term results of the COLRAR trial - a multicenter randomized controlled trial comparing laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery for middle or low rectal cancer.

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