Proposed phase III trial comparing laparoscopic-assisted colectomy versus open colectomy for colon cancer.

@article{Nelson1995ProposedPI,
  title={Proposed phase III trial comparing laparoscopic-assisted colectomy versus open colectomy for colon cancer.},
  author={Heidi Nelson and Jane C. Weeks and H Samuel Wieand},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs},
  year={1995},
  volume={19},
  pages={51-6}
}
Despite many important medical advances, surgery remains the primary treatment modality for most of the 109,000 individuals who are newly diagnosed with colon cancer each year. Surgery not only provides extirpation of the primary tumor that relieves symptoms and prevents complications but also provides important staging information. Although oncologic results from open colectomy are well established, these traditional resective and staging techniques are challenged by the introduction of… CONTINUE READING
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