Episode from the podcastBehind The Knife: The Surgery Podcast

#42: Bridging The Microscopic Divide: Professor Quirke Discusses The Controversies in Rectal Cancer Staging and Management

Released Wednesday, 30th December 2015
Good episode? Give it some love!
Dr. Philip Quirke is a Professor of Pathology at Leeds University in the UK. He is one of the world experts in rectal pathology.

On the podcast he discusses how screening for colorectal cancer differs between the US and Europe. Then he goes into detail about what makes a good surgical specimen and the nuances of pathologic staging rectal cancer, and why it is important for surgeons to have an understanding of this process.