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.2010.0145

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Totally robotic surgery for rectal cancer treatment: Advances and challenges

Nikolaos Nikiteas, M.D, PhD.

Affiliation: 2nd Department of Propedeutic Surgery, Medical School of Athens University, Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece.


Minimally invasive approach is superior to open surgery in the treatment of patients with distal rectal cancer. But can latest advances with totally robotic-assisted surgery further improve the benefits for these patients as compared with laparoscopic surgery?

(Citation: Gastric & Breast Cancer 2010 Oct ; 9(4): 199-201)

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