Laparoscopic colectomy for cancer is not inferior to open surgery based on 5-year data from the COST Study Group trial.

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PURPOSE Oncologic concerns from high wound recurrence rates prompted a multi-institutional randomized trial to test the hypothesis that disease-free and overall survival are equivalent, regardless of whether patients receive laparoscopic-assisted or open colectomy. METHODS Eight hundred seventy-two patients with curable colon cancer were randomly assigned… (More)

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@article{Fleshman2007LaparoscopicCF, title={Laparoscopic colectomy for cancer is not inferior to open surgery based on 5-year data from the COST Study Group trial.}, author={James Fleshman and Daniel J. Sargent and Erin Green and M. H. Anvari and Steven J. Stryker and Robert W. Beart and Michael D Hellinger and Richard Flanagan and Walter R Peters and Heidi Nelson}, journal={Annals of surgery}, year={2007}, volume={246 4}, pages={655-62; discussion 662-4} }