Achieving RO resection for locally advanced gastric cancer: is it worth the risk of multiorgan resection?

@article{Martin2002AchievingRR,
  title={Achieving RO resection for locally advanced gastric cancer: is it worth the risk of multiorgan resection?},
  author={Robert C G Martin and David P. Jaques and Murray F. Brennan and Martin S. Karpeh},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2002},
  volume={194 5},
  pages={568-77}
}
BACKGROUND In gastric adenocarcinoma, only complete resection (R0) translates into survival benefit. Given the potential for increased morbidity and mortality from multiple organ resection we asked the question as to whether extended (multiple organ) resection was justified for advanced gastric cancer. STUDY DESIGN From July 1985 to July 2000, 1,283 patients underwent gastric resection for adenocarcinoma at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and were entered and followed in a… CONTINUE READING