Resident Publications – June 2015

Dr. Martic Smoragiewicz – Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology

Dr. Smoragiewicz and his co-authors were published in the June edition of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology for their article “Surveillance for asymptomatic recurrence in resected stage III colon cancer: does it result in a more favorable outcome?“. They found that the overall survival impact of detecting asymptomatic recurrences in stage III colon cancer was unclear, but those with asymptomatic recurrences were more likely to receive potentially curative metastasectomy and chemotherapy.

Drs. Neal Shahidi and George Ou – Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Drs. Shahidi and Ou, along with colleagues from the gastroenterology department at UBC were published in the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Journal for their systematic review of When trainees reach competency in preforming ERCPTheir findings suggest that as ERCP has evolved to be more therapeutic than diagnostic advanced endoscopy training programs should reassess their current structures to ensure procedural competency.

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author: Michelle Seymour