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Colorectal Cancer

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      Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH, MTS, PhD, FACS, FRACS (Hon.), Consulting Editor
      The issue covers a wide range of topics germane to colorectal cancer. In particular, an impressive team of experts details the preoperative staging and evaluation, nonoperative management of rectal cancer, local excision and endoscopic strategies, as well as the general surgical principles to treat colorectal cancer. In addition, other important subjects are covered, including early-onset colorectal cancer, hereditary syndromes, and health care disparities relative to colorectal cancer diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes.
      I wish to thank Dr Hedrick for her work to identify such a wonderful group of leaders in the field of colorectal surgery to contribute to this issue of Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America. The authors have done a masterful job to feature the latest important data that surgeons who care for patients with colorectal cancer should know. I am convinced that this issue of Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America will serve faculty and trainees well. Again, I would like to thank Dr Hedrick and all the contributing authors for an outstanding issue of the Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America.

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