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Gastrointestinal Oncology: Management and Care

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Treating GI cancers in resource-restricted countries

Manuscript deadline
31 July 2024

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Dr Hans Prenen, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium
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Dr Laure-Anne Teuwen, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium
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Treating GI cancers in resource-restricted countries

As with all countries across the world, life varies. Along with infrastructure, economies and resources, this variance can affect how populations diagnose, treat and manage short or long-term illnesses. This Article Collection aims to assess how gastrointestinal cancers are treated in resource-restricted countries, and the factors that will inevitably influence the treatment offered, in addition to patient outcomes.

When universal healthcare systems are not in place, it can make the already difficult time of being diagnosed with cancer even more frightening. How do resource-restricted countries attempt to provide the best care possible to their patients, even in the face of adversity?

It is hoped that by uncovering the healthcare-related challenges faced by populations living in resource-restricted countries, assistance can be provided to improve the treatment of cancer. Improving equity on a global scale will improve the lives of patients everywhere and give those the opportunity to receive novel and innovative treatments to continue leading their lives.

This Article Collection will solicit articles related to the following subjects. However, we welcome all submissions related to the umbrella topic of treating gastrointestinal cancers in low-income or resource-restricted countries:

  • Health economics in low-income countries as it relates to cancer diagnostics, imaging, treatment (e.g., chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery), follow-up care and overall outcomes
    • Impact of medical education, patient knowledge, government support and healthcare structures
  • Inequitable cancer care in resource-restricted countries
  • One-stop clinic organization for diagnostic, prognostic and predictive assessments
  • Basic chemotherapy regimens that can stabilize GI solid tumours with minimal monitoring and ITU support
  • Possible solutions to improve resource limitation (e.g., supply chain, storage of cancer drugs, patient transportation)
  • The practicalities of conducting gastrointestinal cancer research in resource-restricted countries
  • Benefits and challenges of telehealth appointments for cancer care including phone, video and biometrics in both good and poor remote wi-fi capacity
  • The influence of dangerous situations, at a global or local level, on treatment

Instructions for Authors

The following Article Types will be considered: Research Article, Review Article, Case Report, Registered Report, Data Note, Method, Article Commentary, Patient Perspectives, and Plain Language Summary.

When submitting your article, please select the Article Collection, ‘Treating GI cancers in resource-restricted countries’ from the drop-down menu on the submission system.

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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.