New method to evaluate the therapeutic value of lymph node dissection for gastric cancer.

@article{Sasako1995NewMT,
  title={New method to evaluate the therapeutic value of lymph node dissection for gastric cancer.},
  author={Mitsuru Sasako and P. Mcculloch and Toshibumi Kinoshita and Keiichi Maruyama},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={82 3},
  pages={
          346-51
        }
}
The results of 1281 potentially curative resections for advanced gastric cancer performed at the National Cancer Center Hospital between 1972 and 1986 were studied using a novel approach which circumvents the stage migration phenomenon. The incidence of metastasis and the 5-year survival rate of patients with positive nodes were calculated independently for each lymph node 'station', without any reference to overall pathological nodal stage. The therapeutic value of extended lymph node… CONTINUE READING
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