Asian consensus of diagnostic upper endoscopy for early upper GI cancers
7 Jan 2019
Currently, there is no global consensus on the use of diagnostic upper endoscopy to recognise and characterise early gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, especially from Asia where upper GI cancers are highly prevalent. “An Asian consensus on standards of diagnostic upper endoscopy for neoplasia” is developed by a group of expert endoscopists to standardise the preparation, process and endoscopic procedural steps for diagnosis of early upper GI cancers. With this consensus, the quality of endoscopic diagnosis and detection of early upper GI cancers will be enhanced (Gut. 2018 Nov 12. pii: gutjnl-2018-317111. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2018-317111. [Epub ahead of print]).
Anyone interested in future collaboration in this field of research is welcome to contact our key investigator, Prof Philip Chiu of our Department of Surgery. Prof Chiu is an recognized expert in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and his research interest is in the early diagnosis and treatment of upper GI cancers.