Phase II study of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy with nodal dissection for clinical stage I gastric cancer: Japan Clinical Oncology Group Study JCOG0703.


A phase II trial was started in Japan to evaluate the safety of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) for clinical stage I gastric cancer. A total of 170 patients will be enrolled in this study by expert surgeons for laparoscopy from 16 institutions over 1 year. The primary endpoint is incidence of anastomotic leak and pancreatic fistula. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/jjco/hyn055


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