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 24 Feb 2021

February 2021's 'Paper of the Month' presents the follow up of the randomised control trial RAPIDO on the effect of short-course radiotherapy followed by chemotherapy before TME resection compared to preoperative chemoradiotherapy.

On 31 Jul 2020

July 2020's 'Paper of the Month' presents the 10-year planned follow up of the randomised control trial CAPP2 on the long-term protective effect of taking regular aspirin in patients with Lynch syndrome.

On 27 May 2020

May 2020's 'Paper of the Month' presents a French multicenter randomised controlled trial assessing the effect of the time leg between completion of radiation therapy and surgery on oncological outcomes of patients with locally advanced rectal cancer.

On 17 Mar 2020

Our 'Paper of the Month' for April is timely as it looks at the impact of prolonging time to surgery on survival rates.

On 9 Mar 2020

March’s Paper of the Month is ‘Guideline for haemorrhoidal disease’ and provides an up to date, practical and clear consensus on the management of this common condition.

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