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Brief Reviews takes a look at current literature on a notable surgery topic and provides a succinct review.

Colonoscopy versus FIT-Fecal DNA for Colon Cancer Screening

By Sandra Kavalukas, MD

This Brief Review examines current literature on the scientific basis of colon cancer screening methods, specifically, the efficacy of colonoscopy versus FIT-fecal DNA testing. The author is Sandra Kavalukas, MD, assistant professor, colorectal surgery, University of Louisville Health, KY.

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Genetic Connections in Surgical Oncology

By Leonard G. Gomella, MD, FACS; Veda N. Giri, MD; and James Ryan Mark, MD

This entry in the Brief Reviews series examines current literature on the importance of understanding genetic connections in different types of cancer and the use of precision medicine. The authors are Leonard G. Gomella, MD, FACS; Veda N. Giri, MD; and James Ryan Mark, MD, from the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

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Laparoscopy in the Context of Trauma: Too Slow or Too Fast?

By Marcus Cezillo, MD, TCBC, Robson Uwagoya, MD, Paola Panadés, MD, Samanta Bueno, MD, and Hugo Gregoris, MD

This entry in the Brief Reviews series examines current literature on the various uses, benefits, and limitations of laparoscopy in trauma care. The authors are Marcus Cezillo, MD, TCBC, Robson Uwagoya, MD, Paola Panadés, MD, Samanta Bueno, MD, and Hugo Gregoris, MD, from the department of acute care surgery and trauma at the Municipal Hospital Antônio Giglio, Osasco, Brazil.

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Impact of Genomics on Our Understanding and Treatment of Melanoma

By Angela Lee, MD; Ryan J. Fields, MD, FACS; Beth A. Helmink, MD, PhD

This entry in the Brief Reviews series examines current literature on the impact of genomics on the modern understanding and treatment of melanoma. The authors are Angela Lee, MD, Ryan J. Fields, MD, FACS, and Beth A. Helmink, MD, PhD, of the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, department of surgery.

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The Evolving Landscape of Pediatric Thyroid Cancer

By Monica E. Lopez, MD, FACS; Sara H. Duffus, MD; Rekha S. Krishnasarma, MD; Vivial L. Weiss, PhD; Huiying Wang, MD; and Ryan H. Belcher, MD, MPH

This entry in the Brief Reviews series pertains to the evolving landscape of pediatric thyroid cancer. The article is authored by Monica E. Lopez, MD, FACS; Sara H. Duffus, MD; Rekha S. Krishnasarma, MD; Vivial L. Weiss, PhD; Huiying Wang, MD; and Ryan H. Belcher, MD, MPH, of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

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Fluid Management in Critically Ill Surgical Patients

By Staci T. Aubry, MD, and Lena M. Napolitano MD, FACS

This entry examines contemporary literature pertaining to the appropriate use of fluids in critically ill surgical patients and was authored by Staci T. Aubry, MD, and Lena M. Napolitano MD, FACS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, department of surgery.

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The Role of Genomic Testing in Oncologic Surgery

By Angela Lee MD, and Ryan Fields, MD, FACS

This entry is a concise review of current literature relevant to the use of genomic testing to optimize care for surgical patients with cancer and was authored by Angela Lee, MD, and Ryan Fields, MD, FACS, department of surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

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The Editorial Board of the Bulletin Brief encourages submission of concise reviews that have educational value for surgeons. All submissions, which have a word count limit of approximately 2,000 words (excluding tables and references), will be peer-reviewed by the Editorial Board and readers will be eligible to claim CME credits after reading the reviews. Authors will be notified when reviews are scheduled for publication and a statement indicating that the accepted submission was peer-reviewed will be provided so that the reference can be included in the author's list of peer-reviewed publications. Please send your submission to Matthew Fox, MSHC, Digital Managing Editor, ACS Division of Integrated Communications at mfox@facs.org.