Redefining early gastric cancer

  title={Redefining early gastric cancer},
  author={Savio George Barreto and John Albert Windsor},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
The problem is that current definitions of early gastric cancer allow the inclusion of regional lymph node metastases. The increasing use of endoscopic submucosal dissection to treat early gastric cancer is a concern because regional lymph nodes are not addressed. The aim of the study was thus to critically evaluate current evidence with regard to tumour-specific factors associated with lymph node metastases in “early gastric cancer” to develop a more precise definition and improve clinical… CONTINUE READING
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