Characterization of early gastric cancer and proposal of the optimal therapeutic strategy.

@article{Shimada2001CharacterizationOE,
  title={Characterization of early gastric cancer and proposal of the optimal therapeutic strategy.},
  author={Shinya Shimada and Yasumichi Yagi and Kenji Shiomori and Ubehiko Honmyo and Nobuhiko Hayashi and Akinobu Matsuo and Takashi Marutsuka and Michio Ogawa},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={129 6},
  pages={714-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The optimal protocol of the treatment for early gastric cancer has not been fully established. The current study was designed to elucidate the relationship between the depth of tumors with or without an ulcer and the presence of lymph node metastasis and to establish the optimal and practical therapeutic strategy for patients with early gastric cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of 1051 patients with early gastric cancer treated by gastrectomy with D1 or… CONTINUE READING