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The Annals of Surgical Oncology is the official journal of the Society of Surgical Oncology and is also the official journal of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Annals is published monthly by Springer.

The Annals publishes original and educational manuscripts for surgeons from all specialties in academic and community settings. Annals benefits surgeons, oncologists, hematologists, radiologists, general practitioners, pathologists, researchers, academicians, and other clinical professionals interested in all aspects of the surgical treatment of cancer.

The Annals of Surgical Oncology is mailed each month to all SSO Members as a member benefit. SSO Members also have complimentary access to the Journal's online version as well as to a number of other oncology-related publications. Non-member and library subscriptions are also available.

The electronic version features special "online first" articles, which appear in advance of the print publication. Readers can receive e-mail Table-of-Contents Alerts by registering at the SpringerLink site.

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Annals of Surgical Oncology
Editor-in-Chief: Charles M. Balch. MD
Executive Editor: Mark S. Roh, MD
ISSN: 1068-9265 (print version)
ISSN: 1534-4681 (electronic version)

Description

Annals benefits surgeons, oncologists, hematologists, radiologists, general practitioners, pathologists, researchers, academicians, and other clinical professionals interested in all aspects of the surgical treatment of cancer.

Current Impact Factor

The 2014 Impact Factor for Annals of Surgical Oncology is 3.943. The journal is ranked 13th out of 202 journals publishing in Thomson Reuters' (formerly ISI) subject category "Surgery," making it the top ranked oncology journal in surgery.

Abstracted/Indexed in:

Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, Excerpta Medica, Google Scholar, IBIDS, Indes Medicus, INPHARMA, Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition, Mosby yearbooks, OCLC ArticleFirst Database, OCLC FirstSearch Electronic Collections Online, PubMed/Medline, Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), SCOPUS, Summon by Serial Solutions

Editors & Staff:

Editor-in-Chief
Charles M. Balch, MD
Houston, TX

Executive Editor
Mark S. Roh, MD
Orlando, Fla

Editorial Office
Deborah Whippen, Senior Managing Editor
Julie Smith, Editorial Manager
Michael Ray, Editorial Assistant
3233 Eleanor Way
N. Fort Meyers, FL 33917
Telephone: 239-217-0704
Fax: 239-731-3694
Email: info@asoeditorial.org

Deputy Editor
V. Suzanne Klimberg, MD
Little Rock, Ark

Multimedia Section Editor
Vijay Khatri, MD
Sacramento, Calif

SSO Executive Director
M. Eileen Widmer, CAE
The Society of Surgical Oncology
Rosemont, IL

Associate Editors - United States
Kirby I. Bland, MD
Birmingham, AL
John M. Daly, MD
Philadelphia, PA
Timothy J. Eberlein, MD
St. Louis, MO
Frederick L. Greene, MD
Charlotte, NC
Fabrizio Michelassi, MD
New York, NY
John E. Niederhuber, MD
Fairfax, VA
Nicholas J. Petrelli, MD
Newark, Del
Raphael E. Pollock, MD, PhD
Columbus, OH
William C. Wood, MD
Atlanta, Ga

Associate Editors - International

Asia
Masaki Kitagawa, MD
Tokyo, Japan
Arthur KC Li, MD
Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

Europe
Markus Buechler, MD
Heidelberg, Germany
Alexander M.M. Eggermont, MD
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Umberto Veronesi, MD
Milano, Italy

Latin America
Attila Csendes, MD
Santiago, Chile
Sergio Rodriguez Cuevas, MD
Mexico
Jose Felix Patina, MD
Bogota

Middle East/Africa
Clement Adebayo Adebamowo, MD
Ibadan, Nigeria
Joseph M. Klausner, MD
Tel Aviv, Israel

Editorial Board

Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas
Section Editor - Chandrajit P. Raut
Associate Section Editor - Piotr Rutkowski
Elizabeth Baldini
Robert Canter
Ken Cardona
Aimee Crago
Marco Fiore
Ricardo Gonzalez
Steven Katz
Valerae O. Lewis
Toshiru Nishida
Raphael Pollock
R. Lor Randall
Carol Swallow

Breast Oncology
Section Editor - Kelly K Hunt
Associate Section Editor - Judy Boughey
Associate Section Editor - Julie A. Margenthaler
Sarah Blair
Abigail Caudle
Amy Cyr
Jill Dietz
Michael Dixon
David Euhus
Michele Gadd
Mehra Golshan
Tina Hieken
Mark C. Kelley
Henry Kuerer
Ning Liao
Sarah McLaughlin
Barbara Pockaj
Zhi-Ming Shao
Craig Shriver
Irene Wapnir
Lee Wilke
Katherine Yao
Victor Zannis

Colorectal Cancer
Section Editor - Martin R. Weiser
Associate Section Editor - Matthew Kalady
Glen C. Balch
Geerard Beets
Steven L. Chen
James Fleshman
Jean-Pierre Gerard
Daniel Herzig
Monique Maas
Rodrigo Perez
Philippe Rouanet
Jinru Shia
Toshiaka Watanabe
Nancy You

Endocrine Tumors
Section Editor - Douglas Fraker
Associate Section Editor - Steven Libutti

Thomas Fahey
Caprice Greenberg
Elizabeth Grubbs
Rebecca Sippel
Carmen Solorzano
Julie Ann Sosa
Robert Udelsman
Tracy Wang
Ronald Weigel
Emily Winslow
Michael Yeh
Linwah Yip

Gastrointestinal Oncology
Section Editor - David L. Bartlett
Associate Section Editor - Charles Staley
Associate Section Editor - Han-Kwang Yang

Hideo Baba
Philip Chiu
Jesus Esquival
Jason Foster
Olivier Glehen
Martin Goodman
Nader Hanna
Michael House
Daisuke Ichikawa
Issei Imoto
Hyuk-Joon Lee
Avi Nissan
Yoshikawa Takaki
Kiran Turaga
Jiping Wang

Gynecologic Oncology
Section Editor - Nadeem Abu-Rustum
C. William Helm
Adnan Munkarah
Pedro Ramirez
Oliver Zivanovic

Head and Neck Oncology
Section Editor - Randal S. Weber
John T. Plukker
James Rocco
Mark C. Weissler

Health Services Research and Global Oncology
Section Editor - Sandra Wong
Associate Section Editor - Chandra Are

Karl Bilimoria
Aaron D. Bleznak
Alex Haynes
T. Peter Kingham
Marty Makary
Steven Stain
John Stewart

Hepatobiliary Tumors
Section Editor - Timothy M. Pawlik
Associate Section Editor - Tom Aloia

Daniel Anaya
Michael Choti
Pierre-Alain Clavien
Michael D'Angelica
Itaru Endo
Clark Gamblin
Norihiro Kokudo
Javier Lendoire
Shishir Maithel
Dario Ribero
Feng Shen
Olivier Soubane
Alice Wei
Adam Yopp

Melanoma
Section Editor - Keith Delman
Associate Section Editor - Charles Scoggins

Charlotte Ariyan
Mark Faries
Giorgos Karakousis
Jeffrey Lee
Sandro Pasquali
Maria Russell
Alfredo Santillan
Andrew Spillane
John Thompson
Douglas Tyler
Alexander C.J. van Akkooi
Jonathan Zager

Multimedia
Section Editor - Vijay P. Khatri
Associate Section Editor - Stephen Grobmyer

Niraj Gusani
Diane M. Radford

Neuro-Oncology
Section Editor - Raymond Sawaya
Chetan Bettegowda
Henry Brem
Michael Lim

Pancreatic Tumors
Section Editor - Douglas Evans
Associate Section Editor - Richard D. Schulick
Syed Ahmad
Jeffrey Drebin
Cristina Ferrone
Joseph Herman
Matthew Katz
David Kooby
Nipun Merchant
Mitchel Poser
Susan Tsai
Jennifer Tseng
Rebecca White
Herb Zeh

Reconstructive Oncology
Associate Section Editor - Michael Miller
Associate Section Editor - Ming-Hue Cheng
Brian Gastman
Rogerio Neves
Barry Powell
Geoffrey Robb
Roman Skoracki

Thoracic Oncology
Section Editor - Stephen G. Swisher
Associate Section Editor - Andrew Chang

Steve Hochwald
Wayne Hofstetter
Anthony Kim
Simon Law
Michael Liptay
Meinoshin Okumura
Matthew Steliga
David Sugarbaker
Masayuki Watanabe
Yi-Ling Wu
Stephen C. Yang
Sai Yendamuri

Translational Research and Biomarkers
Section Editor - Andrew M. Lowy
Associate Section Editor - Nita Ahuja

David H. Berger
Peyman Bjorklund
Diego Calvisi
Jonathan D'Cunha
Joseph Kim
Julie E. Lang
Funda Meric-Bernstam
Elizabeth Mittendorf
Masaki Mori
Ashley Ross
David Shibata
Jason Sicklick
Mamoru Uemura

Urologic Oncology
Section Editor - Colin Dinney
Associate Section Editor - Jose Karam

Stephen Culp
James Mohler
Neema Navai

Asian Pacific Advisory Board

Co-Chairs
Yuko Kitagawa, MD
Tokyo, Japan
Paul B. S. Lai, MD
Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong

Members
King-Jen Chang, MD, PhD
Taipei, Taiwan
Ho-Seong Han, MD, MS, PhD
Seoul, Korea
Tadashi Ikeda, MD
Tokyo, Japan
Seon-Hahn Kim, MD, PhD
Seoul, Korea
Yoshihiko Maehara, MD, PhD, FACS
Fukuoka, Japan
Masaki Mori, MD, PhD, FACS
Beppu, Japan
E. Hemanth Raj, MD
Chennai, India
Zhi-Ming Shao, MD
Shanghai, China
John Thompson, MBBS, BSc(Med), MD, FRACS, FACS
North Sydney, Australia
Michiaki Unno, MD, PhD
Sendai, Japan
Yi-Long Wu, MD
Guangzhou, China
Zhao Yupei, MD
Beijing, China
Zheng-Gang Zhu, MD
Shanghai, China

Latin American Scientific Advisory Board

Co-Chairs
F. Hugo Villar, MD
Tucson, Ariz
Enrique Waugh, MD
Santiago, Chile

Members
Ricardo Cesar Pinto Antunes, MD
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jose Leon Duarte, MD
Asuncion, Paraguay
Antonio Andres Magoulas Perdicaris, MD
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rogelio Martinez-Macias, MD
Mexico City, Mexico
Heriberto Medina-Franco, MD
Mexico City, Mexico
Luiz Antonio Negrao Dias, MD
Parana, Brazil
William Sanchez, MD
Bogata, Columbia