Journal: Digestive Surgery 

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024


Digestive Surgery is launching the article collection titled ‘Colorectal Cancer’. In 2024, more than 520,000 individuals are anticipated to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC) in Europe, and an estimated 250,000 are expected to succumb to the disease, making CRC a social healthcare issue. Moreover, the marked increase in early-onset CRC and the fast-rising burden in low- and mid-socio-demographic index countries, observed in recent years, have generated substantial disparities in the epidemiology, screening process, and treatment, evoking particular concern. A concerted effort in the dissemination of knowledge on this condition is, therefore, imperative to address contemporary challenges in the management of CRC. Notably, surgeons continue to be at the forefront of the diagnosis and treatment of CRC, even at advanced stages, and the surgical community will lead pivotal therapeutic innovations in the future.

The Editors-in-Chief of Digestive Surgery believe that an article collection specifically dedicated to CRC is now crucial to accelerate the comprehension of the disease, its biological peculiarities, as well as current and future surgical approaches integrated with the most recent advances in molecular treatments.

Researchers are welcome to contribute Research Articles, Systematic Reviews, and Review Articles to this collection, focusing on current and forthcoming opportunities for the diagnosis, screening processes, and multimodal treatment of CRC. Ensuring a thorough and rapid peer-review process by a highly selective, international expert panel, we are eager to provide the community with the latest insights on CRC from a surgical perspective, with the aim to inform clinical practice and future research.


Please select the option “Call for Papers: Colorectal Cancer” when submitting your manuscript and mention this Call for Papers in your cover letter.  

Digestive Surgery supports Open Access publications. Corresponding authors can publish Open Access articles at no or reduced cost if they are associated with or employed by one of these universities/institutions.

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