Authors: D. C. Winter, M. Sund
Authors: P. McAnena, A. Lowery, M. J. Kerin
Notes: Promising technology
Authors: M. A. Stammes, S. L. Bugby, T. Porta, K. Pierzchalski, T. Devling, C. Otto et al.
Notes: Visible results
The Sociedad Española de Investigaciones Quirúrgicas (SEIQ) organizes an annual congress in Spain focused on the serious discussion of the presentations and the proper application of the scientific method in the research work.
Histopathological and molecular classification of colorectal cancer and corresponding peritoneal metastases. BJS 2018; 105: e204-e211.
Authors: I. Ubink, W. J. van Eden, P. Snaebjornsson, N. F. M. Kok, J. van Kuik, W. M. U. van Grevenstein et al.
Notes: Mesenchymal subtype predominates
Authors: S. Hill
Circulating tumour cells and DNA as liquid biopsies in gastrointestinal cancer. BJS 2018; 105: e110-e120.
Authors: O. Nordgård, K. Tjensvoll, B. Gilje, K. Søreide
Notes: The inner space frontier
Defining the molecular pathology of pancreatic body and tail adenocarcinoma. BJS 2018; 105: e183-e191.
Authors: S. B. Dreyer, N. B. Jamieson, R. Upstill‐Goddard, P. J. Bailey, C. J. McKay, A. V. Biankin et al.
Notes: Worse genetic profile in tail
Gut microbiome influences on anastomotic leak and recurrence rates following colorectal cancer surgery. BJS 2018; 105: e131-e141.
Authors: S. Gaines, C. Shao, N. Hyman, J. C. Alverdy
Notes: A neglected frontier
Clinicopathological, genomic and immunological factors in colorectal cancer prognosis. BJS 2018; 105: e99-e109.
Authors: K. M. Marks, N. P. West, E. Morris, P. Quirke
Notes: Defines modern practice
Outcomes after prophylactic gastrectomy for hereditary diffuse gastric cancer. BJS 2018; 105: e176-e182.
Authors: R. T. van der Kaaij, J. P. van Kessel, J. M. van Dieren, P. Snaebjornsson, O. Balagué, F. van Coevorden et al.
Notes: Frozen section of margins is key
Authors: P. M. Ferguson, G. V. Long, R. A. Scolyer, J. F. Thompson
Notes: Great advances
Long‐term outcome of prophylactic thyroidectomy in children carrying RET germline mutations. BJS 2018; 105: e150-e157.
Authors: A. Machens, M. Elwerr, K. Lorenz, F. Weber, H. Dralle
Notes: Early surgery better
Authors: H. M. Rossitti, P. Söderkvist, O. Gimm
Notes: Genotype dictates type of surgery
Authors: K. Boye, J.‐M. Berner, I. Hompland, Ø. S. Bruland, S. Stoldt, K. Sundby Hall et al.
Notes: Handle with care
Meta‐analysis of the prognostic value of CpG island methylator phenotype in gastric cancer. BJS 2018; 105: e61-e68.
Authors: A. G. M. T. Powell, S. Soul, A. Christian, W. G. Lewis
Notes: Heterogeneity in gene panels used
Minimizing inequality in access to precision medicine in breast cancer by real‐time population‐based molecular analysis in the SCAN‐B initiative. BJS 2018; 105: e158-e168.
Authors: L. Rydén, N. Loman, C. Larsson, C. Hegardt, J. Vallon‐Christersson, M. Malmberg et al.
Notes: Promising Swedish initiative
Patient‐derived organoid models help define personalized management of gastrointestinal cancer. BJS 2018; 105: e48-e60.
Authors: M. R. Aberle, R. A. Burkhart, H. Tiriac, S. W. M. Olde Damink, C. H. C. Dejong, D. A. Tuveson et al.
Notes: Accelerating the science of personal care
Authors: A. M. Altman, J. Y. C. Hui, T. M. Tuttle
Notes: Can be significant
Snapshot quiz 17/14
What is this finding at laparotomy?View
Special Issue: Cancer surgery in the genomic era
Listen to this fascinating podcast with Professor James Hill, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon from Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK, who discusses the BJS special issue on cancer surgery in the genomic era. Professor Hill talks about the genomic revolution taking place in cancer surgery and includes his pick for the must-read article in this cutting-edge issue.
Editorial podcast for January 2018 issue
Listen to Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-chief, discuss the highlights of the first issue of the new year, including the somewhat controversial article by Malik et al. on "Savings from reducing low-value general surgical interventions", and a leading article by Simon Paterson-Brown on the same subject entitled "Cost-effective surgery for better outcomes". He also flags up a couple of exciting new ventures in the pipeline for this month. Click on the Issues tab at the top of the page for access to the issue.
Christmas message from Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Everyone at BJS wishes all our authors, reviewers and readers a wonderful festive season and a peaceful 2018. Listen to the Editor-in-Chief's message.
Snapshot quiz 17/13
A 42-year-old farmer presented with a blackish discoloration on his great toe following trivial trauma. What is the diagnosis?View
Snapshot quiz 17/12
This was a finding on inguinal exploration of a 3-month-old baby girl. What is the diagnosis and how is the condition treated?View
Snapshot quiz 17/11
A 44-year-old man with an umbilical hernia (Fig.1) underwent elective open hernia repair. What was the
cause of this hernia (Fig.2).
Editorial podcast for December 2017 issue
Listen to BJS Editor Rob Hinchliffe outline the highlights of the October issue, including four papers on gastric cancer and an experimental article focused on the use of mesh in surgery. Also find out his Pick of the Month, an article that challenges surgical axioms.
Editorial podcast for November 2017 issue
This month we're delighted to introduce our guest podcast editor, Ms Natalie Blencowe, Clinical Lecturer in Surgery at Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK. Ms Blencowe discusses the contents of the November issue, picking out a few highlights as well as naming her Paper of the Month. Follow Natalie on Twitter @NatalieBlencowe.
Snapshot quiz 17/10
This 45-year-old man underwent gastroscopy with this finding in mid oesophagus. What is the diagnosis?View
Preservation of the inferior parathyroid gland during central neck dissection
Editorial podcast for October 2017 issue
Listen to Editor-in-Chief, Jonothan Earnshaw, outline the highlights of the October issue, including five papers on pancreatic cancer, an article focused on social media, and one looking at ductal carcinoma in situ. Also find out his Pick of the Month, an article that has the potential to change surgical practice.
Pancreatic cancer and social media
The October 2017 issue of the BJS includes several articles on the topic of pancreatic cancer. In this podcast, Professor Keith Roberts, the author of the leading article entitled "Improving outcomes in patients with resectable pancreatic cancer", discusses the articles in this important area. We also talk to Professor Steven Wexner about the article he has coauthored called #colorectalsurgery, which discusses the possibilities and limitations of social media when used in the field of surgical science.
Snapshot quiz 17/9
What is happening to this patient’s ureter?View
Snapshot quiz 17/8
What is this abnormality of the appendix?View