Call for Papers for a Special Themed Issue of BJA--British Journal of Anaesthesia: Can Anaesthetic Technique During Cancer Surgery Impact Recurrence or Metastasis?
Editors: Hugh C. Hemmings and Donal Buggy
Deadline for submissions: 1st January 2014
Why this is important:
Retrospective clinical analysis from multiple different anaesthetic and analgesic techniques and many different types of cancer have yielded conflicting results. Although prospective results are being undertaken, their results will not be available for a number of years yet. Experimental and translational work is investigating the role of perioperative factors including anaesthetics and analgesics on cancer cell biology.
We are now inviting submissions for this special issue. Specific relevant topics of interest include but are not limited to:
* Studies on the effect of individual drugs or groups of drugs on cancer cell biology in vitro;
* New live animal models of cancer and the effect of anaesthetic technique on them;
* Experimental investigations of the effect of perioperative drugs on mechanisms of cancer metastasis;
* Translational studies using serum or tissue of patients with cancer on experimental models of cancer;
* Follow up studies of cancer patients from previous randomised controlled studies;
* Prospective clinical data.