Report from the 20th annual Western Canadian Gastrointestinal Cancer Consensus Conference; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; 28–29 September 2018

D. M. Le, S. Ahmed, S. Ahmed, B. Brunet, J. Davies, C. Doll, M. Ferguson, N. Ginther, V. Gordon, T. Hamilton, P. Hebbard, R. Helewa, C. A. Kim, R. Lee-Ying, H. Lim, J. M. Loree, J. P. McGhie, K. Mulder, J. Park, D. Renouf, R. P.W. Wong, A. Zaidi, T. Asif


The 20th annual Western Canadian Gastrointestinal Cancer Consensus Conference was held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 28–29 September 2018. This interactive multidisciplinary conference is attended by health care professionals from across Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba) who are involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal cancers. In addition, invited speakers from other provinces participate. Surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists, and allied health care professionals participated in presentations and discussion sessions for the purpose of developing the recommendations presented here. This consensus statement addresses current issues in the management of colorectal cancers.


Colorectal cancer; rectal cancer; adjuvant radiation therapy; surgery; local excision; biomarkers; molecular tests; surveillance; cytoreductive surgery; hipec; sidedness; total neoadjuvant treatment

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