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​​​​​​The Victor W. Fazio, MD, MS Award for Editorial Excellence

This award is presented by the Society's scientific journal, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, to a reviewer who has demonstrated exceptional editorial work during the past year.

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Year Recipient
​Charles Ternent, MD
​William C. Cirocco, MD
David B. Stewart, MD
2020Wilhelm Graf, MD
2019Ian M. Paquette, MD
2018Sean Langenfeld, MD
2017David B. Stewart, MD
2016Scott Regenbogen, MD
2015Matthew Mutch, MD
2014Andreas Kaiser, MD
2013Bard Cosman, MD
2012Lisa Poritz, MD
2011Scott Steele, MD PhD
2010Rocco Ricciardi, MD
2009Scott Steele MD PhD
2008Kelli Bullard Dunn, MD
2007William C. Cirocco, MD​

​​​​Robert W. Beart, MD Impact Paper of the Year Award

The Robert W. Beart, MD Impact Paper of the Year Award is presented annually to the authors of the manuscript published in the Society's scientific journal, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, that has the most impact on colon and rectal surgeons.

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Year the Award was PresentedAuthors Title
​​Bertelsen CA, Neuenschwander AU, Kleif J; COMES Study Group. Risk of Local Recurrence After Complete Mesocolic Excision for Right-Sided Colon Cancer: Post-Hoc Sensitivity Analysis of a Population-Based Study. (Dis Colon Rectum. 2022;65:1103-1111.)
​Kazushige Kawai, Hiroshi Shiratori, Keisuke Hata, Hiroaki Nozawa,Toshiaki Tanaka,Takeshi Nishikawa, Koji Murono, Soichiro Ishihara
​Optimal Size Criteria for Lateral Lymph Node Dissection After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Rectal Cancer (Dis Colon Rectum. 2021;64:​274-283)
C. Keane, N.S. Fearnhead, L.G. Bordeianou, P. Christensen, E.E. Basany, S. Laurberg, A. Mellgren, C. Messick, G.R. Orangio, A. Verjee, K. Wing, I. Bissett, On Behalf of the LARS International Collaborative GroupInternational Consensus Definition of Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (Dis Colon Rectum. 2020;63:274-284)
JJ Hopkins, RL Reif, DL Bigam, VE Baracos, DT Eurich, MB SawyerThe impact of muscle and adipose tissue on long-term survival in patients with stage I and III colorectal cancer (Dis Colon Rectum 2019;62:549-560)
Sharp L, O'Leary E, O'Ceilleachair A, Skally M, Hanly P
Financial Impact of Colorectal Cancer and Its Consequences: Associations Between Cancer-Related Financial Stress and Strain and Health-Related Quality of Life (Dis Colon Rectum 2018;61:27-35)
Rouanet P, Rullier E, Lelong B, Maingon P, Tuech JJ, Pezet D, Castan F, Nougaret S; GRECCAR Study Group
Tailored Treatment Strategy for Locally Advanced Rectal Carcinoma Based on the Tumor Response to Indication Chemotherapy: Preliminary Results of the French Phase II Multicenter GRECCAR4 Trial (Dis Colon Rectum 2017;60:653-663)
 Battersby N, Juul T, Christensen P, Janua A, Branagan G, Emmertsen K, Norton C, Hughes R, Laurberg  S, Moran B
Predicting the Risk of Bowel-Related Quality-of-Life Impairment After Restorative Resection for Rectal Cancer: A Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study" (Dis Colon Rectum 2016;59:270-280)
 Kalady, A. Mace, R. Pai, L. Stocchi American Joint Committee on Cancer and College of American Pathologists Regression Grade: A New Prognostic Factor in Rectal Cancer (Dis Colon Rectum 2015;58:32-44)
J. Fleshman, D. Beck, N. Hyman, S. Wexner, J. Bauer, V. George, The PRISM Study Group A Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Study of Non-cross-linked Porcine Acellular Dermal Matrix Fascial Sublay for Parastomal Reinforcement in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Permanent Abdominal Wall Ostomies (Dis Colon Rectum 2014;57:623-631)
A. Habr-Gama, J. Sabbaga, J. Gama-Rodrigues, G. Sao Juliao, I. Proscurshim, P. Bailao Aguilar, W. Nadalin, R. Perez, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Watch and Wait Approach Following Extended Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation for Rectal Cancer: Are We Getting Closer to Anal Cancer Management? (Dis Colon Rectum 2013;56:1109-1117)

D. Hayden, S. Jakate, M. Mora Pinzon, D. Giusto, A. Francescatti, M. Brand, T. Saclarides Tumor Scatter after Neoadjuvant Therapy for Rectal Cancer: Are We Dealing with an Invisible Margin?
A. Mellgren, S. Wexner, J. Coller, G. Devroede, D. Lerew, R. Madoff, T. Hull, and the SNS Study Group Long-term Efficacy and Safety of Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Fecal Incontinence
C. Pastor, A. Artinyan, M. Varma, E. Kim, L. Gibbs, J. Garcia-Aguilar, San Francisco, CA, Duarte, CA An Increase in Compliance with the Surgical Care Improvement Project Measure Does Not Prevent Surgical Site Infection in Colorectal Surgery
R. McLeod, B. Wolff, S. Ross, R. Parkes, M. McKenzie, Investigators of the CAST Trial Recurrence of Crohn's Disease After Ileolic Resection is Not Affected by Anastomotic Type: Results of a Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial
J. Tjandra, M. Chan, C. Yeh, C. Murray-Greene, Melbourne, Australia Sacral Nerve Stimulation is More Effective than Optimal Medical Therapy for Severe Fecal Incontinence: A Randomized, Controlled Study
I. Kim, S. Lim, H. Kang, H. Chang, S. Ahn, H. Park, S. Jang, J. Park, D. Kim, K. Jung, H. Choi, S. Jeong, D. Sohn, D. Kim, J. Park, Seoul, South Korea and Gyeonggi-do, Korea Microarray Gene Expression Profiling for Predicting Complete Response to Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy in Patients with Advanced Rectal Cancer
J. Pollack, T. Holm, B. Cedermark, B. Holmstrom, A. Mellgren, Danderyd, Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden and Minneapolis, MN Long-Term Effect of Preoperative Radiation Therapy on Anorectal Function
Endreseth, B, Myrvold, H, Romundstad, P, Hestvik, U, Bjerkeset, T, Wibe, A on behalf of The Norweigan Rectal Cancer Group, Trondheim, Norway and Oslo, Norway Transanal Excision vs. Major Surgery for T1 Rectal Cancer
Senagore, A, Singer, M, Abcarian, H, Fleshman, J, Corman, M, Wexner, S, Nivatvongs, S. Dis Colon Rectum. 2004 Nov 47(11):1824-36 A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Multicenter Trial Comparing Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy and Ferguson Hemorrhoidectomy: Perioperative and One-Year Results
Do Yeon Hwang, Seo-Gue Yoon, Hyun Shig Kim, Jong Kyun Lee, Kwang Yun Kim, Seoul, Korea Effect of 0.2 Percent Glyceryl Trinitrate Ointment on Wound Healing after a Hemorrhoidectomy – Results of a Randomized, Prospective, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial
2003 Lindsey Ian, George Bruce, Kettlewell Michael, Mortensen Neil, Oxford, UK Dis Colon Rectum 2002;45:727-32. Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Sildenafil (Viagra) for Erectile Dysfunction after Rectal Excision for Cancer and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
H. Nagawa, T. Muto, K. Sunouchi, Y. Higuchi, G. Tsurita, T. Watanabe, T. Sawada. Dis Colon Rectum 2001;44:1274-12. Randomized Controlled Trial of Lateral Node Dissection Versus Nerve Preserving Resection in Patients with Rectal Cancer After Preoperative Radiotherapy
M. O'Riordain, V. Fazio, I. Lavery, et al. Dis Colon Rectum 2000;43;1660-1665 Incidence and Natural History of Dysplasia of the Anal Transitional Zone After Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis – Results of a Five-Year to Ten-Year Follow-Up
T. Rockwood, J. Church, J. Fleshman, et. al Dis Colon Rectum 1999; 1525-1532 Patient and Surgeon Ranking of the Severity of Symptoms Associated with Fecal Incontinence
Nicola Pietra, MD, PhD, Parma, Italy Dis Colon Rectum 1998;41:1127-1133 Role of Follow-Up in Management of Local Recurrences of Colorectal Cancer
Franck Lazorthes, MD, Chief of Digestive and General Surgery, Hospitux De Toulouse, Cedex, France Prospective Randomized Study Comparing Clinical Results between Small and Large Colonic J Pouch following Coloanal Anastomosis
Lester Rosen, MD, John Stasik, MD, James Reed, PhD, Judith Olenwine, MS, Jeffrey Aronoff, MD, Daniel Sherman, PhD, Allentown, PA Variations in Colon and Rectal Surgical Motility ​

​​​Robert D. Madoff, MD Award for Scientific Achievement

The Robert D. Madoff, MD Impact Paper Award was established to honor the longstanding editor-in-chief of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. The award is selected from among Original Contribution articles, published within the preceding five years in DC&R, with the greatest impact on our understanding of pathogenesis and/or treatment of colorectal disease.​​

Year Award Was Presented Authors Title
​*Not given in 2023
​Britt J.P. Hupkens, Milou H. Martens,  Jan H. Stoot, Maaike Berbee, Jarno Melenhorst, Regina G. Beets-Tan, Geerard L. Beets, Stephanie O. Breukink
Quality of Life in Rectal Cancer Patients After Chemoradiation: Watch-and-Wait Policy Versus Standard Resection - A Matched-Controlled Study (Dis Colon Rectum 2017;60:1032-1040)
2021*Not given in 2021 **
2020G Langman, A Patel, DM BowleySize and d​istribution of lymph nodes in rectal cancer resection specimens (Dis Colon Rectum 2015;58:406-414)
2019*Not given in 2019 **
2018 Habr-Gama A, Sabbaga J, Gama-Rodrigues J, et al.l.
Watch and wait approach following extended neoadjuvant chemoradiation for distal rectal cancer: are we getting closer to anal cancer management?" (Dis Colon Rectum 2013;56:1109-1117)

​​DCR Altmetric Award

This award is given annually based on the Original Contribution publication with the highest Altmetric.

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Year the Award Was Presented Authors Title
​Argeny S, Zaussinger M, Maurer-Gesek B, Weninger WJ, Maier AG, Reissig LF, Umek W, Veit-Rubin N, Jones OM, Stift A, Riss S.​Laparoscopic Sacral Mesh Fixation for Ventral Rectopexy: Clinical Implications From a Cadaver Study. Dis Colon Rectum 2022;65:750-757. 
​Rosa M. Jimenez-Rodriguez, Felipe Quezada-Diaz, Irbaz Hameed, Aleksandr Kalabin, Sujata Patil, J. Joshua Smith, Julio Garcia-Aguilar​
Organ Preservation in Patients with Rectal Cancer Treated with Total Neoadjuvant Therapy. Dis Colon Rectum 2021;64:1463-​1470.
Gan T, Jackson NA, Castle JT, et al.​A retrospective review: patient-reported preoperative prescription opioid, Sedative, or antidepressant use is associated with worse outcomes in colorectal surgery. Dis Colon Rectum 2020;63:965-073.
2020Hasler-Gehrer, Simone MD, Linecker M, Keerl A, Slieker J, Descloux A, Rosenberg R, Seifer B, Nocito A.Does coffee intake reduce postoperative ileus after laparoscopic elective colorectal surgery? A prospective, randomized controlled study: The Coffee Study (Dis Colon Rectum 2019;62:997-1004)