The essentials of locoregional control in the treatment of gastric cancer.

@article{Dulk2006TheEO,
  title={The essentials of locoregional control in the treatment of gastric cancer.},
  author={Marcel den Dulk and Marcel Verheij and Annemieke Cats and Edwin P. M. Jansen and Henk H. Hartgrink and Cornelius J H van de Velde},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of surgery : SJS : official organ for the Finnish Surgical Society and the Scandinavian Surgical Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={95 4},
  pages={236-42}
}
Gastric cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in the world. For curative treatment and local control of gastric cancer, surgery is essential. The extent of the lymph node dissection is still under debate. Only one available trial showed significantly increased overall survival, whereas in all other randomised trials no significant difference could be found. As surgery alone often is not sufficient in the curative treatment in gastric cancer, different (neo)adjuvant treatment strategies have… CONTINUE READING

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