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 21 Feb 2019

February’s paper of the month is a powerful network metanalysis focused on an evergreen issue: what’s the best technique to perform mesorectal excision for rectal cancer? Open vs. laparoscopic vs. robotic vs. transanal, the battle continues…

On 14 Jan 2019

This Paper of the Month report considers the role of microsatellite instability (MSI) and/or mismatch repair deficiency (MMR-D) screening in patients with Lynch syndrome-associated cancer predisposition across colorectal cancer and other solid tumours.

On 27 Dec 2018

December's Paper of the Month report looks at how computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) can be used to improve the performance of diagnostic techniques for smaller polyps and to decrease the incidence of colorectal cancer.

On 15 Nov 2018

Our November Paper of the Month report looks at the 5-year follow-up results of a multicenter randomized controlled trial (DIRECT-Trial) on the outcome of surgery versus conservative management in the treatment of acute complicated colonic diverticular disease.

On 10 Sep 2018

Is intensive follow-up of patients after curative surgery for colorectal cancer effective in reducing mortality? Our September Paper of the Month looks at an article on the COLOFOL randomized clinical trial.

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