How to participate

To assure technical and oncological quality of the TaTME technique, all participating centers will be conducted a surgical quality assessment . The end product of a Delphi methodology will comprise a technical manual and operation logbook, and a competency assessment tool, which will be used for objectively approved entry and to monitor and measure adherence to agreed standards during the trial.

The video and photographic methodology will be validated for use during the COLOR III. Specialists who have interest in the TaTME technique (and preferably already have experience with the technique), can send an email to colortrial@vumc.nl when interested in participating in the trial.

Main Investigators

Prof. H.J. Bonjer
Prof. H.J. Bonjer
Chair Department of Surgery, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Prof. G.B. Hanna
Prof. G.B. Hanna
Head of Division of Surgery, Imperial College, London, UK
Prof. A.M. Lacy
Prof. A.M. Lacy
Chief Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
Prof. W.A. Bemelman
Prof. W.A. Bemelman
Professor of Surgery, Amsterdam Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
C. Sietses
C. Sietses
Colorectal surgeon, Gelderse Vallei Hospital, Ede, The Netherlands
R. Hompes
R. Hompes
Colorectal surgeon, Amsterdam Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
J. Knol
J. Knol
Colorectal surgeon, Jessa Hospital, Hasselt, Belgium
J.B. Tuynman
J.B. Tuynman
Colorectal surgeon, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
A. Tsai
A. Tsai
PhD candidate, Imperial College London, London, UK
T.W.A Koedam
T.W.A Koedam
PhD candidate, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Previous trial coordinator

S.E. van Oostendorp
S.E. van Oostendorp
PhD candidate, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Current trial-coordinator

Participating Centers

The table below contains an overview of all the centers

that participate in the COLOR III Trial

bold = open for inclusion

The Netherlands

VU University Medical Center (VUmc), Amsterdam

Spaarne Gasthuis, Hoofddorp

Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam

Gelderse Vallei Hospital, Ede

IJsselland Hospital, Capelle a/d IJssel

OLVG, Amsterdam

Deventer ziekenhuis, Deventer

Zorgsaam Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, Terneuzen

Zuyderland Medical center, Sittard

China

Friendship Hosptial, Beijing

Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai

Belgium

University Hospital Gent, Gent

Jessa Hospital, Hasselt

USA

UMASS, Worchester

Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, Orlando

Canada

Health Sciences North in Sudbury, Toronto

Australia

Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane

Hongkong

Chinese Univeristy of Hongkong, Hongkong

Queen Mary Hospital, Hongkong University, Hongkong

UK

Imperial College, London

Churchill Hospital, Oxford

St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow/ London

Denmark

Slagelse Hospital, Slagelse

Germany

Caritas-KH St. Josef, Regensburg

Klinikum Leverkusen GmbH, Leverkusen

Rotkreuzklinikum, München

Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Berlin

St. Joseph Krankenhaus Berlin-Tempelhof, Berlin

Johanniter-Krankenhaus GmbH, Bonn

Asklepios Klinik, Langen

Universitätsklinikum, Leipzig

Ammerland Klinik, Ammerland

Universitats Klinikum Wurzburg, Wurzburg

Portugal

Hospital de Braga, Braga

Austria

Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brüder, Graz

Poland

Uniwersytet Jagielloński Collegium Medicum, Krakow

Italy

University of Insubria, Varese

E. Agnelli Hospital, Pinerolo

Gradenigo Hospital, Turin

Gemelli Hospital, Rome

Ospedale S. Andrea, La Spezia

Taiwan

Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, Taipei

Veterans General Hospita, Taipei

Spain

Hospital Clinico, Valencia

Hospital Clínic, Barcelona

Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Madrid

Reina sofia university hospital, Murcia

Switzerland

Kantonsspital, St. Gallen

Korea

National Cancer Center, Goyang

Singapore

National University Hospital, Singapore

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Centers open for randomization

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