Colorectal cancers in ulcerative colitis from a low-prevalence area for colon cancer
Devendra Desai, Abhijit Deshmukh, Philip Abraham, Anand Joshi, Tarun Gupta, Varun Khandagale, Siji George, Division of Gastroenterology, P.D Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai 400016, India
Sudeep Shah, Division of Gastrointestinal surgery, Department of Surgery, P.D Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai 400016, India
Ramesh Deshpande, Division of Pathology, Department of Pathology, P.D Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai 400016, India
Author contributions: Desai D contributed to concept of the database on inflammatory bowel disease and this study, data collection and analysis, drafting and revision of the article; Deshmukh A collected and analyzed the data; Abraham P contributed to conceptualization of this study, drafting and revision of the article; Joshi A, Gupta T and Khandagale V contributed to data collection, drafting and revision of the article; Shah S contributed to data collection, drafting and revision of the article, and surgical input; Deshpande R review the pathology slides, collected the data and revised the article; and George S collected the data and drafted the article.
Ethics approval: The study was reviewed and approved by the National Health and Education Society (P D Hinduja Hospital) Institutional Review Board.
Conflict-of-interest: The study received no financial support from any source. None of the authors has any conflict of interest to declare.
Data sharing: No additional data is available.
Open-Access: This article is an open-access article which was selected by an in-house editor and fully peer-reviewed by external reviewers. It is distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Correspondence to: Devendra Desai, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, P D Hinduja Hospital, DNB (Gastroenterology) Room No 1106, OPD Block, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400016, India. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: August 31, 2014
Peer-review started: September 1, 2014
First decision: September 27, 2014
Revised: October 11, 2014
Accepted: January 8, 2015
Article in press: January 8, 2015
Published online: March 28, 2015