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Special Issue Title: Sentinel lymph node biopsy for Gynecological Cancer

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· Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor

Prof. Emma C. Rossi

Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA


Interests: Novel Surgical Techniques in the Treatment of Endometrial and Cervical Cancers; Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Technique

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In this special issue we will focus on exploring new science and discoveries in the sentinel lymph node (SLN) technique for endometrial, cervix and vulvar cancers. As the approach increasingly finds its way into surgical practice, many new questions and challenges are observed by clinician researchers. While SLN biopsy for vulvar cancer is well established as the standard of care for surgical staging, innovations in technique continue to develop such as novel tracers and modifications or improvements in technique. This staging approach is becoming more broadly applied in endometrial cancers, yet controversies still exist, including the safety and accuracy of this technique in high grade cancers, the role for frozen section and completion lymphadenectomy in cases of positive SLNs, and techniques for education, understanding learning curve and evidence regarding wide-spread adoption. The accuracy and safety of the technique for cervical cancer treatment require further exploration, as does the feasibility of the technique when combined with open surgical procedures, fertility sparing and conservative surgical approaches. We also hope that this special issue brings readers information about how the introduction of SLN biopsy has impacted the prescription of adjuvant therapies, and patient-reported outcomes such as surgical morbidity, lymphedema and costs.

Prof. Emma C. Rossi

Guest Editor


Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://ejgo.imrpress.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by IMR Press.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1900. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.


Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy; Endometrial Cancers; Cervix Cancers; Vulvar Cancers

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