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Daniëlle D. Huijts, Julia T. van Groningen, Onno R. Guicherit, Jan Willem T. Dekker, Leti van Bodegom-Vos, Esther Bastiaannet, Johannes A. Govaert, Michel W. Wouters, and Perla J. Marang-van de Mheen

Background Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a frequently diagnosed cancer for which surgery has a crucial role in treatment. Unfortunately, surgery also carries considerable risks of postoperative complications and mortality. 1 , 2 There are

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Grant A. McArthur

. Fiore M Miceli R Mussi C . Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans treated at a single institution: a surgical disease with a high cure rate . J Clin Oncol 2005 ; 23 : 7669 – 7675 . 4. Chang CK Jacobs IA Salti GI . Outcomes of surgery for

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Aaron M. Cheng and Douglas E. Wood

Surgery has remained the primary therapy in the treatment of early-stage lung cancer. Traditionally, this has meant anatomic resection by open thoracotomy. Since the initial report of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical (VATS) lobectomy

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Jacob Klapper and Thomas A. D’Amico

Background Minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery is defined by the reliance on video technology and the avoidance of rib spreading. Since lobectomy using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was first reported, 1 – 3 the application

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Robert Torrey, Philippe E. Spiess, Sumanta K. Pal, and David Josephson

Historically, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has been a formidable cancer with limited responses to both radiation and systemic management. Currently, surgery offers the only real chance of cure for patients with cancer localized to the kidney and

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Jeffrey A. Norton, Tony D. Fang, and Robert T. Jensen

type 1 Surgery 1986 ; 100 : 971 – 977 . 8. Deveney CW Deveney KS Stark D . Resection of gastrinomas . Ann Surg 1983 ; 198 : 546 – 553 . 9. Jensen RT Gardner JD Raufman JP . Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: current concepts and

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Lieke Gietelink, Michel W.J.M. Wouters, Pieter J. Tanis, Marion M. Deken, Martijn G. ten Berge, Rob A.E.M. Tollenaar, J. Han van Krieken, Mirre E. de Noo, and on behalf of the Dutch Surgical Colorectal Cancer Audit Group

absence of microscopic tumor cells within 1 mm of the inked resection margin. This is the most significant prognostic factor for local recurrence, distant metastasis, and survival after rectal cancer surgery. 4 Therefore this parameter provides important

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Matthew G. Ewend, David E. Morris, Lisa A. Carey, Alim M. Ladha, and Steven Brem

metastases. Histology, multiplicity, surgery, and survival . Cancer 1996 ; 78 : 1781 – 1788 . 2. Patchell RA Tibbs PA Regine WF . Postoperative radiotherapy in the treatment of single metastases to the brain: a randomized trial . JAMA 1998

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Elizabeth G. Grubbs and Douglas B. Evans

This work was supported by the Faith Fund for Endocrine Surgery Research and Treatment at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. References 1. Roman S Lin R Sosa JA . Prognosis of medullary thyroid carcinoma

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Daniëlle D. Huijts, Onno R. Guicherit, Jan Willem T. Dekker, Julia T. van Groningen, Leti van Bodegom-Vos, Esther Bastiaannet, Johannes A. Govaert, Michel W. Wouters, and Perla J. Marang-van de Mheen

Background Although surgery has a crucial role in colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment, it is associated with considerable risks of postoperative complications and mortality 1 , 2 and a resultant increase in healthcare costs. 3 Severe complications