Paul J. Finan

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PURPOSE The plane of surgery in colonic cancer has been linked to patient outcome although the optimal extent of mesenteric resection is still unclear. Surgeons in Erlangen, Germany, routinely perform complete mesocolic excision (CME) with central vascular ligation (CVL) and report 5-year survivals of higher than 89%. We aimed to further investigate the(More)
OBJECTIVES Examine the cause of local recurrence (LR) and patient survival (S) following abdominoperineal resection (APR) and anterior resection (AR) for rectal carcinoma and the effect of introduction of total mesorectal excision (TME) on APR. METHODS A total of 608 patients underwent surgery for rectal cancer in Leeds from 1986 to 1997. CRM status and(More)
Local recurrence after resection for rectal cancer remains common despite growing acceptance that inadequate local excision may be implicated. In a prospective study of 190 patients with rectal cancer, we examined the circumferential margin of excision of resected specimens for tumour presence, to examine its frequency and its relation to subsequent local(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the potential variability in rates of circumferential resection margin (CRM) involvement between different surgeons and time periods and to determine the suitability of using CRM status as an immediate predictor of outcome after rectal cancer surgery. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA After disease stage has been taken into account, survival in(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the long-term oncological impact of anastomotic leakage (AL) after restorative surgery for colorectal cancer using meta-analytical methods. Outcomes evaluated were local recurrence, distant recurrence, and survival. BACKGROUND Recurrence after potentially curative surgery for colorectal cancer remains a significant clinical problem(More)
BACKGROUND High-quality rectal cancer surgery is known to improve patient outcome. We aimed to assess the quality of colon cancer surgery by studying the extent of variation in the plane of surgical resection, the amount of tissue removed, and its association with survival. METHODS All resections for primary colon adenocarcinoma done at Leeds General(More)
Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal carcinoma is a major cancer susceptibility syndrome known to be caused by inheritance of mutations in at least four genes such as hMSH2, hMLH1, hPMS1, and hPMS2 which encode components of a DNA mismatch repair system. The hMLH1 genomic locus on chromosome 3p has been cloned and shown to cover approximately 58 kilobases of(More)
Total mesorectal excision (TME) appears to be associated with a reduced local recurrence rate following surgery for rectal cancer. Of 20 patients with rectal cancer in whom TME was performed, adenocarcinoma was found in the distal mesorectum in four. Distal mesorectal spread often extended further than intramural spread. Patients with tumour in the distal(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the variation in risk-adjusted 30-day postoperative mortality for patients with colorectal cancer between hospital trusts within the English NHS. DESIGN Retrospective cross-sectional population-based study of data extracted from the National Cancer Data Repository. SETTING All providers of major colorectal cancer surgery within the(More)
Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal carcinoma (HNPCC) is a major cancer susceptibility syndrome known to be caused by inheritance of mutations in genes such as hMSH2 and hMLH1, which encode components of a DNA mismatch repair system. The MSH2 genomic locus has been cloned and shown to cover approximately 73 kb of genomic DNA and to contain 16 exons. The(More)