Radical surgery for early gastric cancer.

  title={Radical surgery for early gastric cancer.},
  author={J. L. Whiting and J. W. Fielding},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  volume={24 4},
The role of radical surgery for early gastric cancer has become a topic of considerable debate. Despite excellent results from Japan and several retrospective and uncontrolled trials, results from two large prospective randomized trials appear to demonstrate no benefit from D2 compared to the D1 resections. These trials have prompted a move away from radical lymph-node dissection. We argue that this reasoning is flawed and based not on the lack of efficacy of the D2 resection but in an attempt… CONTINUE READING

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