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Consensus statement from the BJA Workshop on Cancer and Anaesthesia
Published: September 5, 2014
Over the course of a 2 day expert workshop held on the topic of cancer and anaesthesia at the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland in Dublin, Ireland, the following consensus statement was developed by delegates to this unique BJA workshop (see online BJA open access supplement July 2014). This followed from their presentations of their own ongoing cutting edge research in this area and intensive interactive discussions around the existing literature and the priorities for future research. Initial brainstorming sessions resulted in a list of statements under various categories that was progressively distilled to the following concise summary after extensive inclusive discussion. We urge national and international research funding bodies to take note of these recommendations, particularly in terms of funding large-scale prospective, randomized, blinded clinical trials that can most effectively address the important clinical questions raised. We also urge the anaesthesia and cancer research communities to comment by corresponding with the BJA through its eLetter mechanism (http://bja. oxfordjournals.org/letters/).