Sentinel Lymph Node Sampling for Early Gastric Cancer —Preliminary Results of A North American Prospective Study

ConclusionsThis study represents the first prospective feasibility evaluation of sentinel lymph node sampling for early gastric cancer in North America with promising preliminary results. The dual tracer method was superior to single agent blue dye in identifying sentinel nodal basins. Considerable further study is necessary to verify the safety and utility of SLN mapping in North American patients with early gastric adenocarcinoma.
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Source: Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Position Statement Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
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Source: Bulletin du Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Bull Cancer Source Type: research
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