Chapter 5. Minimally Invasive Surgery – Where are We? Laparoscopic Surgery for Cancer of the Colon and Rectum

  1. John H. Scholefield1,
  2. Axel Grothey2,
  3. Herand Abcarian3 and
  4. Tim Maughan4
  1. Pierre J. Guillou

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch5

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

How to Cite

Guillou, P. J. (2008) Minimally Invasive Surgery – Where are We? Laparoscopic Surgery for Cancer of the Colon and Rectum, in Challenges in Colorectal Cancer (eds J. H. Scholefield, A. Grothey, H. Abcarian and T. Maughan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Surgery, University Hospital, Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

  3. 3

    Turi Josefsen Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  4. 4

    Professor of Cancer Studies, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405127066

Online ISBN: 9780470753231

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Keywords:

  • invasive surgery;
  • invasive surgery;
  • cancer;
  • colon;
  • rectum

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Currently available RCTs

  • Have the concerns been addressed?

  • New issues raised by data from randomized clinical trials

  • Conclusions