Moderator: Martin R. Weiser, MD, FACS, New York, NY
Co-Moderator: Brian D. Badgwell, MD, FACS, Houston, TX

Patients treated with cancer-directed therapy can experience severe complications that require surgical intervention. These can range from soft-tissue infections, to bowel obstructions, bleeding, and perforations. Depending on their disease and performance status, the management of these patients can be quite challenging. The purpose of this session is to provide an organized approach to these difficult situations from both a surgical oncology and acute care surgery perspective. In addition, ethical and palliative decision-making strategies will be covered.

Presentations and Speakers

Introduction and Bowel Obstruction
Martin R. Weiser, MD, FACS, New York, NY
Bridget N. Fahy, MD, FACS, Albuquerque, NM

Cholecystitis, Cholangitis, and Biliary Obstruction
T. Peter Kingham, MD, FACS, New York, NY

Free Air Including Perforation
Paxton V. Dickson, MD, FACS, Germantown, TN

Abdominal Pain in the Setting of Neutropenia
Travis Grotz, MD, Rochester, MN

Anorectal Fistula, Abscess, and Pain
Emmanouil Pappou, MD, Baltimore, MD

Palliative Care and Ethical Considerations
Eric A. Singer, MD, MA, FACS, New Brunswick, NJ 

Martin R. Weiser, MD, FACS, New York, NY 
Brian D. Badgwell, MD, FACS Houston, TX