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Colorectal cancer surveillance: What's new and what's next? 
Johnie Rose, Knut Magne Augestad, Gregory S Cooper 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):1887-1897. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.1887
Intestinal stem cells and the colorectal cancer microenvironment 
Bryan A Ong, Kenneth J Vega, Courtney W Houchen 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):1898-1909. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.1898
Management of locally advanced and metastatic colon cancer in elderly patients 
Peter C Kurniali, Borys Hrinczenko, Anas Al-Janadi 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):1910-1922. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.1910
Targeting cell death signaling in colorectal cancer: Current strategies and future perspectives 
Bruno Christian Koehler, Dirk Jäger, Henning Schulze-Bergkamen 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):1923-1934. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.1923
Intra-operative peritoneal lavage for colorectal cancer 
Guillaume Passot, Kayvan Mohkam, Eddy Cotte, Olivier Glehen 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):1935-1939. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.1935
Telomeres, telomerase and colorectal cancer 
Roberta Bertorelle, Enrica Rampazzo, Salvatore Pucciarelli, Donato Nitti, Anita De Rossi 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):1940-1950. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.1940
Colorectal cancer and lymph nodes: The obsession with the number 12 
Giovanni Li Destri, Isidoro Di Carlo, Roberto Scilletta, Beniamino Scilletta, Stefano Puleo 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):1951-1960. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.1951
New genes emerging for colorectal cancer predisposition 
Clara Esteban-Jurado, Pilar Garre, Maria Vila, Juan José Lozano, Anna Pristoupilova, Sergi Beltrán, Anna Abulí, Jenifer Muñoz, Francesc Balaguer, Teresa Ocaña, Antoni Castells, Josep M Piqué, Angel Carracedo, Clara Ruiz-Ponte, Xavier Bessa, Montserrat Andreu, Luis Bujanda, Trinidad Caldés, Sergi Castellví-Bel 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):1961-1971. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.1961
Perioperative anemia management in colorectal cancer patients: A pragmatic approach 
Manuel Muñoz, Susana Gómez-Ramírez, Elisa Martín-Montañez, Michael Auerbach 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):1972-1985. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.1972
Clock genes: Their role in colorectal cancer 
Theodoros Karantanos, George Theodoropoulos, Dimitrios Pektasides, Maria Gazouli 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):1986-1992. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.1986
Sequencing of treatment in metastatic colorectal cancer: Where to fit the target? 
Sally Temraz, Deborah Mukherji, Ali Shamseddine 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):1993-2004. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.1993
Stereotactic body radiotherapy for oligo-recurrence within the nodal area from colorectal cancer 
Young Seok Seo, Mi-Sook Kim, Hyung-Jun Yoo, Won-Il Jang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):2005-2013. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.2005
CT colonography in the diagnosis and management of colorectal cancer: Emphasis on pre- and post-surgical evaluation 
Nurhee Hong, Seong Ho Park 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):2014-2022. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.2014
Current issues in locally advanced colorectal cancer treated by preoperative chemoradiotherapy 
In Ja Park, Chang Sik Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):2023-2029. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.2023
Magnetic resonance imaging in rectal cancer: A surgeon’s perspective 
Avanish P Saklani, Sung Uk Bae, Amy Clayton, Nam Kyu Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):2030-2041. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.2030
Targeted therapy in gastric cancer: Personalizing cancer treatment based on patient genome 
Sun Min Lim, Jae Yun Lim, Jae Yong Cho 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):2042-2050. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.2042
Original Article
Longitudinal analysis of inflammation and microbiota dynamics in a model of mild chronic dextran sulfate sodium-induced colitis in mice 
Luigia De Fazio, Elena Cavazza, Enzo Spisni, Antonio Strillacci, Manuela Centanni, Marco Candela, Chiara Praticò, Massimo Campieri, Chiara Ricci, Maria Chiara Valerii 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):2051-2061. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.2051
Impaired balance of T helper 17/T regulatory cells in carbon tetrachloride-induced liver fibrosis in mice 
Xiao-Fei Sun, Lei Gu, Wen-Sheng Deng, Qing Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):2062-2070. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.2062
Chloride intracellular channel 1 regulates colon cancer cell migration and invasion through ROS/ERK pathway 
Pan Wang, Yun Zeng, Tao Liu, Chao Zhang, Pei-Wu Yu, Ying-Xue Hao, Hua-Xin Luo, Gang Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):2071-2078. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.2071
Brief Article
Platelet count/spleen diameter ratio to predict esophageal varices in Mexican patients with hepatic cirrhosis 
Alejandro González-Ojeda, Gabino Cervantes-Guevara, Manuela Chávez-Sánchez, Carlos Dávalos-Cobián, Susana Ornelas-Cázares, Michel Dassaejv Macías-Amezcua, Mariana Chávez-Tostado, Kenia Militzi Ramírez-Campos, Anaís del Rocío Ramírez-Arce, Clotilde Fuentes-Orozco 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):2079-2084. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.2079
Protective effects of D-002 on experimentally induced gastroesophageal reflux in rats 
Zullyt Zamora, Vivian Molina, Rosa Mas, Yazmin Ravelo, Yohany Perez, Ambar Oyarzabal 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):2085-2090. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.2085
ZD 7288, an HCN channel blocker, attenuates chronic visceral pain in irritable bowel syndrome-like rats 
Yu Chen, Chun Lin, Ying Tang, Ai-Qin Chen, Cui-Ying Liu, Da-Li Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):2091-2097. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.2091
Cancer stem cell markers correlate with early recurrence and survival in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Zhe Guo, Le-Qun Li, Jing-Hang Jiang, Chao Ou, Li-Xia Zeng, Bang-De Xiang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):2098-2106. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.2098
3.0T 31P MR spectroscopy in assessment of response to antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C 
Chun-Yu Zhang, Qian Zhang, Hui-Mao Zhang, Hai-Shan Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):2107-2112. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.2107
Case Report
Pleomorphic hepatocellular carcinoma following consumption of hypericum perforatum in alcoholic cirrhosis 
Evangeli S Lampri, Elli Ioachim, Haralampos Harissis, Eufemia Balasi, Antigoni Mitselou, Vasiliki Malamou-Mitsi 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):2113-2116. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.2113
Ileo-colonic intussusception secondary to small-bowel lipomatosis: A case report 
Peng-Ji Gao, Lei Chen, Fu-Shun Wang, Ji-Ye Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):2117-2119. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.2117
Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis as the initial manifestation of gastric adenocarcinoma: A case report 
Jian-Wen Guo, Xiao-Tian Zhang, Xiao-Sheng Chen, Xin-Chun Zhang, Guang-Juan Zheng, Bei-Ping Zhang, Ye-Feng Cai 
World J Gastroenterol 20(8):2120-2126. Published online Feb 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i8.2120