Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Surgical Oncology

Stefano Valabrega

Sapienza University of Rome


Surgical Oncology Colo-rectal Cancer Breast Cancer Esophageal Cancer Thyroid Cancer Gastric Cancer Role of Lymphoadenectomy Pancreatic Cancer Surgical Options Tailored Surgery Radical Treatments Surgical Strategies

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About the book

The new OA book on Surgical Oncology covers the biology of cancer, multi-modality approaches, best possible surgical procedure, and the more indicated and tailored follow-up. Nowadays the treatment of cancer patients is addressed in a focused multidisciplinary way with the purpose of a tailored therapy: surgical and neo-adjuvant or adjuvant.

Starting from these main steps, the book addresses the prevention, screening, early discovery, etc. It is important to treat and follow any stage of cancer with curable and not curable patients, not forgetting that psychological support is the part of the treatment.

The book should be useful to medical students, residents in general surgery, thoracic surgery, oncology and breast surgeons.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: June 2nd 2020

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: August 22nd 2020

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: November 10th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 9th 2021

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About the editor

Stefano Valabrega

Sapienza University of Rome

Prof. Stefano Valabrega is the Associate Professor of Surgery at the Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Translational Medicine, Sapienza. He has been married since 1982 and has three daughters. He received his high school degree at Liceo scientifico in 1971, finished Medical school at University of Rome “La Sapienza “ summa cum laude in June 1979, Residency in Digestive Surgery summa cum laude 1982 working at IV Dpt of Surgery in University of Rome La Sapienza, Residency in General Surgery summa cum laude in 1987 working at I Dpt of Surgery in Policlinico Umberto I of Rome. He worked as the Assistant Professor from 1985 to 2001 at Policlinico Umberto I I Dpt of Surgery, he was the research fellow at the “Thomas Jefferson University Hospital ” Philadelphia, USA from February to September 1988. He was the attending Surgeon in Surgical Oncology at the Dpt of Oncology at Ospedale S. Pertini of Rome since 2001-2006 . He serves as the Chief of the program “Thoracoscopic Surgery” at Ospedale S. Pertini. from 2001-2006, as the Assistant Professor at S'Andrea Hospital from 2006 to 2011. He is the member of American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, International Society University of Colo-Rectal Surgeons, FACS, Fellow ASCRS He is currently working as a Professor of Surgery in General Surgery Residency Program at the University of Rome " Sapienza” S. Andrea, Professor of Surgery in Thoracic Surgery Residency Program at University “la Sapienza” La Sapienza Policlinico Umberto I. He has published more than 210 scientific papers , book chapters, and has attended and served as a speaker at many national and international surgical conferences. He was Italian champion of Field Hockey 1970-71, Italian international in Field Hockey from 1969 to 1977 and he ran 17 marathons from 1996-2015.

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