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The January issue of Annals of Surgery contains two feature articles with accompanying editorials, two randomized controlled trials, one meta-analysis, two reviews, and an additional 17 original articles. The two features are important outcomes studies. The first deals with the frequency and cause of failures after major elective general surgery and the second with the importance of glycemic control in general surgery.
The expert moderator for the January Journal Club is Michael D'Angelica MD who is an associate attending surgeon at MSKCC and an associate professor at Cornell University, Weill Medical College in the Department of Surgery. His principal interests are in the biology and treatment of pancreatic, biliary and hepatic malignancy.
The featured article is "Adjuvant Chemotherapy With FOLFOX for Primary Colorectal Cancer Is Associated With Increased Somatic Gene Mutations and Inferior Survival in Patients Undergoing Hepatectomy for Metachronous Liver Metastases" by Andreas Andreou and co-authors. It appears in the October, 2012 issue of the Annals.This article can be accessed for free for all who wish to participate in the Journal Club.
Layton F Rikkers, MD
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