Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 43, Issue 8, pp 1055–1058 | Cite as

Invited editorial

  • Robin Phillips
  • R. S. McLeod
  • C. S. Richard
  • R. Gregoire
  • E. A. Plewes
  • R. Silverman
  • C. Burul
  • D. Buie
  • R. Reznick
  • T. Ross
  • M. Burnstein
  • B. I. O'Connor
  • D. Mukraj
Original Contributions
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin Phillips
    • 1
  • R. S. McLeod
    • 2
  • C. S. Richard
    • 3
  • R. Gregoire
    • 4
  • E. A. Plewes
    • 5
  • R. Silverman
    • 6
  • C. Burul
    • 7
  • D. Buie
    • 8
  • R. Reznick
    • 9
  • T. Ross
    • 9
  • M. Burnstein
    • 9
  • B. I. O'Connor
    • 9
  • D. Mukraj
    • 9
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  5. 5.LondonCanada
  6. 6.WinnipegCanada
  7. 7.TorontoCanada
  8. 8.CalgaryCanada
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