Worldwide Oesophageal Cancer Collaboration guidelines for lymphadenectomy predict survival following neoadjuvant therapy.

@article{Stiles2012WorldwideOC,
  title={Worldwide Oesophageal Cancer Collaboration guidelines for lymphadenectomy predict survival following neoadjuvant therapy.},
  author={Brendon M. Stiles and Abu Nasar and Farooq A Mirza and Paul C.H. Lee and Subroto Paul and Jeffrey L. Port and Nasser Khaled Altorki},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={659-64}
}
OBJECTIVES The Worldwide Oesophageal Cancer Collaboration (WECC) reported recommendations regarding the optimum number of lymph nodes to be removed during oesophagectomy based upon patients undergoing surgery alone. We sought to determine whether these recommendations are relevant in the case of oesophageal cancer (EC) patients receiving neoadjuvant therapy. METHODS Patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by transthoracic en bloc oesophagectomy were reviewed. Patients were… CONTINUE READING

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