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

Participating Centers

The table below contains an overview of all the centers that
participate in the COLOR III Trial.

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

UK

Imperial College, London

Churchill Hospital, Oxford

St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow/ London

Belgium

University Hospital Gent, Gent

Jessa Hospital, Hasselt

Canada

Sunnybrook, Toronto

North York General, Toronto

Royal Columbian & Eagle Ridge Hospital, New Westminster

USA

UMASS, Worchester

Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, Orlando

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

Portugal

Hospital de Braga, Braga

Norway

Drammen Hospital, Drammen

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

Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, Taipei

 Spain

Hospital Clinico Valencia

Hospital Clínic Barcelona

Reina sofia university hospital Murcia

 Austria

Krankenhaus Barmherzige Brüder, Graz

 

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