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
J.B. Tuynman
J.B. Tuynman
Colorectal surgeon, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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
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

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

Former trial-coordinator

A.S. van Lieshout
A.S. van Lieshout
phD candidate AmsterdamUMC, location VUmc, The Netherlands

Current trial-coordinator

Participating Centers

Bejing Friendship Hospital China
Gelderse Vallei Netherlands
Shanghai Jiaotong University Renji Hospital China
Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Centre China
First Hospital affiliated to Chongqing China
National Cancer Center Hospital East Japan
The first hospital of Jilin University China
Queen Mary Hospital HK China
Hospital Clinic Barcelona Spain
Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc Netherlands
Daping hospital, Army medical university China
Barmherzige Bruder KH Austria
National Cancer Center Goyang China
E. Agnelli Italy
The affiliated Nanchong Central Hospital China
Caritas-KH St Josef Germany
Ammerland- Klinik Germany
Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin Germany
Amsterdam UMC, location AMC Netherlands
Health Sciences North Sudbury Canada
Spaarne Gasthuis Netherlands
Hospital de Braga Poland
Deventer Ziekenhuis Netherlands
Jagiellonian University Medical College Poland
Joanniter-Krankenhaus Germany
Ijsselland Ziekenhuis Netherlands
Umass Memorial Medical Center USA
Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong China
OLVG Netherlands