The association between type of anesthesia and recurrence of cancer remains controversial. In this issue of Anesthesiology, Yoo et al. examine the association of type of anesthesia with recurrence-free survival after breast cancer surgery. In an accompanying Editorial View, Sessler and Riedel review the broader scientific literature regarding the association between choice of anesthesia and cancer recurrence and places this new report in perspective. Illustration by Annemarie Johnson, Vivo Visuals.

  • Yoo et al.: Total Intravenous Anesthesia versus Inhalation Anesthesia for Breast Cancer Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study, p. 31

  • Sessler and Riedel: Anesthesia and Cancer Recurrence: Context for Divergent Study Outcomes, p. 3