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BACKGROUND Robotic surgery has been used successfully in many branches of surgery; but there is little evidence in the literature on its use in rectal cancer (RC). We conducted this meta-analysis that included randomized controlled trials and nonrandomized controlled trials of robotic total mesorectal excision (RTME) versus laparoscopic total mesorectal(More)
AIMS The standard surgical procedure for elderly (≥ 70 years) patients with clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was investigated. METHODS A non-randomized prospective controlled study was conducted to compare lobectomy with segmental resection for the treatment of elderly clinical stage I lung cancer patients under different pulmonary(More)
AIMS To assess the efficacy and safety of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for advanced gastric cancer (AGC). METHODS By searching electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library) and ASCO proceedings from 1990 to 2012, all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) which compared the effect of NAC-combined surgery versus surgery alone in AGC were included.(More)
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