Advanced fellowship training is associated with improved lymph node retrieval in colon cancer resections.

@article{Barbas2011AdvancedFT,
  title={Advanced fellowship training is associated with improved lymph node retrieval in colon cancer resections.},
  author={Andrew S Barbas and R. Steven Turley and Christopher R. Mantyh and John Migaly},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2011},
  volume={170 1},
  pages={e41-6}
}
BACKGROUND Examination of at least 12 lymph nodes has been established as the standard of care for adequate staging of colon cancer. The purpose of this study was to determine whether surgeon fellowship training, patient body mass index (BMI), and surgical approach (open versus laparoscopic) are important factors associated with lymph node retrieval at an NCI/NCCN-designated center. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of patients undergoing colectomy for colon cancer from 1994 to 2009… CONTINUE READING

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