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This study aimed to compare the long-term outcomes of laparoscopic and open distal gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer. Between January 2007 and December 2014, patients with advanced gastric cancer underwent distal gastrectomy by laparoscopic or open approach were identified. Patients in both groups were selected after being matched by age, gender,(More)
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs), which have stem cell-like characteristics, might play a crucial role in cancer metastasis. CD44 has been identified as gastric cancer (GC) stem cell (CSC) marker. Here, the prognostic significance of CD44-positive CTCs in GC patients was investigated. CTCs were detected in 27 of 45 GC patients. The presence of CTCs was(More)
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