Ongoing clinical studies of minimally invasive surgery for gastric cancer in Japan

@article{Etoh2016OngoingCS,
  title={Ongoing clinical studies of minimally invasive surgery for gastric cancer in Japan},
  author={Tsuyoshi Etoh and Hidefumi Shiroshita and Norio Shiraishi and Seigo Kitano and Masafumi Inomata},
  journal={Translational gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={1},
  pages={
          31
        }
}
Since the development of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) with lymph node dissection for gastric cancer in Japan, this type of surgery is improving and evolving. To establish high-quality evidence of laparoscopic gastrectomy (LAG) in the field of gastric cancer treatments, two large-scale, prospective randomized controlled trials have been performed in Japan; the Japan Clinical Oncology Study Group (JCOG) 0912 for early disease and the Japanese Laparoscopic Surgery Study Group… CONTINUE READING