Marijana Simunović

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BACKGROUND There is evidence that delays in treatment result in increased psychosocial morbidity for patients diagnosed with cancer. We evaluated waiting times for care among cancer patients treated by surgeons affiliated with regional cancer centres in Ontario. METHODS Dates for 5 key events related to the surgical management of a patient with cancer(More)
AIMS Uncertainty remains regarding the optimal therapy for patients with stage II or III rectal cancer. Systematic reviews and practice guidelines on preoperative and postoperative therapy for rectal cancer were published by the Gastrointestinal Cancer Disease Site Group in 2003 and 2000, respectively. The systematic reviews were updated and revised and new(More)
BACKGROUND In many hospitals, resource barriers preclude the use of preoperative multidisciplinary cancer conferences (mccs) for consecutive patients with cancer. Collaborative cancer conferences (cccs) are modified mccs that might overcome such barriers. METHODS We established a ccc at an academic tertiary care centre to review preoperative plans for(More)
The annual Eastern Canadian Colorectal Cancer Consensus Conference held in Montreal, Quebec, 17-19 October 2013, marked the 10-year anniversary of this meeting that is attended by leaders in medical, radiation, and surgical oncology. The goal of the attendees is to improve the care of patients affected by gastrointestinal malignancies. Topics discussed(More)
Agricultural injuries are a complex surgical problem, especially because of frequently extensive skin lesions prone to infection and delayed healing. The aim of the study was to assess the local effect of pesticides, chemical substances widely used in agriculture, on wound healing, especially on wound contraction. Local effects of the combined herbicide(More)
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