Vol 10, No 6 (December 17, 2019): Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology (Current Status of Colorectal Cancer Surgery)

Original Article

Is metastasectomy a worthy option?—the role of surgery in metastatic colon cancer to liver and lungs
Riccardo Lemini, Kristopher Attwood, Tariq Almerey, Jinny Gunn, Tamanie E. Yeager, Alexandra W. Elias, Kristin Partain, Matthew S. Jorgensen, Wenyan Ji, Emmanuel M. Gabriel, Dorin T. Colibaseanu
Preoperative elevated plasma fibrinogen level predicts tumor recurrence and poor prognosis in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
Tianxing Dai, Lingrong Peng, Guozhen Lin, Yang Li, Jia Yao, Yinan Deng, Hua Li, Genshu Wang, Wei Liu, Yang Yang, Guihua Chen, Guoying Wang
Is hepatic resection better than transarterial chemoembolization in hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombosis?
Catrine Ibrahim, Natalia Parra, Francisco Igor Macedo, Danny Yakoub
The clinical significance of simple endoscopic scoring of patients with rectal cancer after concurrent chemoradiotherapy
Ji Hun Choi, Jae Hyun Kim, Do Hyeong Lee, Sanghwan Byun, Kyoungwon Jung, Sung Eun Kim, Won Moon, Moo In Park, Seun Ja Park
Incidence and risk factors for post-operative mortality, hospitalization, and readmission rates following pancreatic cancer resection
Rodney E. Wegner, Vivek Verma, Shaakir Hasan, Suzanne Schiffman, Shyam Thakkar, Zachary D. Horne, Abhijit Kulkarni, H. Kenneth Williams, Dulabh Monga, Gene Finley, Alexander V. Kirichenko
Telomerase activity in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic mass
Radmila V. Karpova, Vladimir V. Levkin, Tatyana Y. Degtyarevskaya, Ksenia S. Russkova, Alexey A. Yushkevich, Arthur A. Tevosyan
Patterns and genomic correlates of PD-L1 expression in patients with biliary tract cancers
Kabir Mody, Jason Starr, Michelle Saul, Kelsey Poorman, Benjamin A. Weinberg, Mohamed E. Salem, Ari VanderWalde, Anthony F. Shields
Survival outcomes of patients with pathological stage I gastric cancer using the competing risks survival method
Victor Hugo Fonseca de Jesus, Wilson Luiz da Costa Junior, Tiago Cordeiro Felismino, Vinicius Fernando Calsavara, Alessandro Landskron Diniz, Heber Salvador de Castro Ribeiro, André Luis de Godoy, Igor Correia de Farias, Felipe José Fernandez Coimbra
Interleukin-8 associated with chemosensitivity and poor chemotherapeutic response to gastric cancer
Sirikan Limpakan (Yamada), Pattama Wongsirisin, Supachai Yodkeeree, Bandhuphat Chakrabandhu, Wilaiwan Chongruksut, Pornngarm Limtrakul (Dejkriengkraikul)

Short Communication

DNA damage repair deficiency as a predictive biomarker for FOLFIRINOX efficacy in metastatic pancreatic cancer
Sofia Palacio, Hannah S. McMurry, Robert Ali, Talia Donenberg, Rachel Silva-Smith, Gina Wideroff, Daniel A. Sussman, Caio M. S. Rocha Lima, Peter J. Hosein

Review Article (Current Status of Colorectal Cancer Surgery)1

Genomics and metagenomics of colorectal cancer
Charmaine Ng, Haojun Li, William K. K. Wu, Sunny H. Wong, Jun Yu
Endoscopic stenting in colorectal cancer
Tian-Zhi Lim, Ker-Kan Tan
Making sense of adjuvant chemotherapy in colorectal cancer
Gloria H. J. Chan, Cheng E. Chee
Transanal total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: hype or new hope?
Chien-Chih Chen, Yi-Ling Lai, Andy Yi-Ming Cheng, Chun-Ho Chu, I-Ping Huang, Shung-Haur Yang
Diagnostic and management strategies for lateral pelvic lymph nodes in low rectal cancer—a review of the evidence
Dedrick Kok Hong Chan, Ker-Kan Tan, Takashi Akiyoshi
Pelvic exenteration for locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer—how much more?
Yee Chen Lau, Kilian G. M. Brown, Peter Lee
Complete mesocolic excision for colon cancer: is it worth it?
Frederick H. Koh, Ker-Kan Tan
Robotic surgery in colorectal cancer: the way forward or a passing fad
James Chi-Yong Ngu, Seon-Hahn Kim
Management of anastomotic leakage after rectal surgery: a review article
Yuan-Yao Tsai, William Tzu-Liang Chen
Radiation therapy for rectal cancer
Michelle Tseng, Yu Yang Soon, Balamurugan Vellayappan, Francis Ho, Jeremy Tey
Status of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer
Seung Yoon Yang, Jae Hyun Kang, Ho Seung Kim, Yoon Dae Han, Byung Soh Min, Kang Young Lee
Managing elderly with colorectal cancer
Rhan Chaen Chong, Marc Weijie Ong, Kok Yang Tan
Hepatic metastasis from colorectal cancer
Alfred Wei Chieh Kow


1. The series “Current Status of Colorectal Cancer Surgery” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology without any sponsorship or funding. Ker-Kan Tan served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.