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Eastern Canadian Colorectal Cancer Consensus Conference 2017

The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre–General Campus, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6, Canada
Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, St. John’s, NL A1B 3V6, Canada
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Prince Edward Island Cancer Treatment Centre, Charlottetown, PE, Canada
GEII Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada
Saint John Regional Hospital, 400 University Ave, Saint John, NB E2L 4L2, Canada
McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec H4A 3J1, Canada
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Curr. Oncol. 2018, 25(4), 262-274;
Received: 10 May 2018 / Revised: 14 June 2018 / Accepted: 8 July 2018 / Published: 1 August 2018


The annual Eastern Canadian Gastrointestinal Cancer Consensus Conference 2017 was held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, 28–30 September. Experts in radiation oncology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, and cancer genetics who are involved in the management of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies participated in presentations and discussion sessions for the purpose of developing the recommendations presented here. This consensus statement addresses multiple topics in the management of gastric, rectal, and colon cancer, including (1) identification and management of hereditary gastric and colorectal cancer (CRC); (2) palliative systemic therapy for metastatic gastric cancer; (3) optimum duration of preoperative radiation in rectal cancer—that is, short- compared with long-course radiation; (4) management options for peritoneal carcinomatosis in CRC; (5) implications of tumour location for treatment and prognosis in CRC; and (6) new molecular markers in CRC.
Keywords: guidelines; gastric cancer; colorectal cancer; rectal cancer; peritoneal carcinomatosis; chemotherapy; radiation therapy; immunotherapy; molecular markers; hereditary cancer syndromes guidelines; gastric cancer; colorectal cancer; rectal cancer; peritoneal carcinomatosis; chemotherapy; radiation therapy; immunotherapy; molecular markers; hereditary cancer syndromes

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McGee, S.F.; AlGhareeb, W.; Ahmad, C.H.; Armstrong, D.; Babak, S.; Berry, S.; Biagi, J.; Booth, C.; Bossé, D.; Champion, P.; Colwell, B.; Finn, N.; Goel, R.; Gray, S.; Green, J.; Harb, M.; Hyde, A.; Jeyakumar, A.; Jonker, D.; Kanagaratnam, S.; Kavan, P.; MacMillan, A.; Muinuddin, A.; Patil, N.; Porter, G.; Powell, E.; Ramjeesingh, R.; Raza, M.; Rorke, S.; Seal, M.; Servidio-Italiano, F.; Siddiqui, J.; Simms, J.; Smithson, L.; Snow, S.; St-Hilaire, E.; Stuckless, T.; Tate, A.; Tehfe, M.; Thirlwell, M.; Tsvetkova, E.; Valdes, M.; Vickers, M.; Virik, K.; Welch, S.; Marginean, C.; Asmis, T. Eastern Canadian Colorectal Cancer Consensus Conference 2017. Curr. Oncol. 2018, 25, 262-274.

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McGee SF, AlGhareeb W, Ahmad CH, Armstrong D, Babak S, Berry S, Biagi J, Booth C, Bossé D, Champion P, Colwell B, Finn N, Goel R, Gray S, Green J, Harb M, Hyde A, Jeyakumar A, Jonker D, Kanagaratnam S, Kavan P, MacMillan A, Muinuddin A, Patil N, Porter G, Powell E, Ramjeesingh R, Raza M, Rorke S, Seal M, Servidio-Italiano F, Siddiqui J, Simms J, Smithson L, Snow S, St-Hilaire E, Stuckless T, Tate A, Tehfe M, Thirlwell M, Tsvetkova E, Valdes M, Vickers M, Virik K, Welch S, Marginean C, Asmis T. Eastern Canadian Colorectal Cancer Consensus Conference 2017. Current Oncology. 2018; 25(4):262-274.

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McGee, S. F., W. AlGhareeb, C. H. Ahmad, D. Armstrong, S. Babak, S. Berry, J. Biagi, C. Booth, D. Bossé, P. Champion, B. Colwell, N. Finn, R. Goel, S. Gray, J. Green, M. Harb, A. Hyde, A. Jeyakumar, D. Jonker, S. Kanagaratnam, P. Kavan, A. MacMillan, A. Muinuddin, N. Patil, G. Porter, E. Powell, R. Ramjeesingh, M. Raza, S. Rorke, M. Seal, F. Servidio-Italiano, J. Siddiqui, J. Simms, L. Smithson, S. Snow, E. St-Hilaire, T. Stuckless, A. Tate, M. Tehfe, M. Thirlwell, E. Tsvetkova, M. Valdes, M. Vickers, K. Virik, S. Welch, C. Marginean, and T. Asmis. 2018. "Eastern Canadian Colorectal Cancer Consensus Conference 2017" Current Oncology 25, no. 4: 262-274.

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