Current best practices and rationalistic perspectives in causation-based prevention, early detection and multidisciplinary treatment of breast and gastric cancer

Gastric & Breast Cancer e-journal
DOI: 10.2122/gbc.2009.0103

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Randomized Trial Evidence for Laparoscopic Gastrectomy: Time to Wider Use

Theodore Liakakos M.D

Affiliation: Department of Surgery, University of Athens , School of Medicine , Athens , Greece

Email: theodlia@otenet.gr

Since there is no abstract available we provide the first paragraph

Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) as compared to open distal gastrectomy (ODG) in patients with early gastric cancer may improve quality of life (QOL). Yet however, there is no data from RCT to support the hypothesis of better QOL with LADG rather than ODG. Most recently he results of a randomized controlled trial for the first time have been published. Which are the clinical implications of this study?

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