Prognosis After Laparoscopic Gastrectomy in Patients with Pathological Stage II or III Gastric Cancer Who Were Preoperatively Diagnosed with Clinical Stage I: Propensity Score Matching Analysis of a Multicenter Dataset

ConclusionsOur multicenter dataset analysis indicated that the prognosis of patients with gastric cancer migration from clinical stage I to pathological stage II or III was independent of the surgical approach.
Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Purpose of review The aim of this study was to review studies published within the past year regarding management of gastric cancer. Recent findings Laparoscopic gastrectomy achieves equivalent survival compared with open gastrectomy in early stage and locally advanced gastric cancer. Adjuvant chemotherapy with 6 months of S-1 and oxaliplatin was superior to 12 months of S-1, and the addition of postoperative radiation therapy did not improve survival. The FLOT regimen is the new standard for preoperative chemotherapy. In metastatic gastric cancer, the addition of docetaxel to S-1 and cisplatin failed to improve overa...
Source: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: STOMACH AND DUODENUM: Edited by Mitchell L. Schubert Source Type: research
Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy offered better short-term, post-surgical outcomes for patients with locally advanced gastric cancer who were undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy.  
Source: CancerNetwork - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: news
In patients with locally advanced gastric cancer, laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy appears to offer more short-term benefits than does open gastrectomy, according to Chinese researchers.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
This randomized clinical trial examines the safety and advantages of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy over the traditional open gastrectomy and following chemotherapy for adults with gastric adenocarcinoma.
Source: JAMA Surgery - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
In this study, an open-label, single cente r, phase 2 randomized clinical trial with a noninferiority design, the authors assessed outcomes at 3 years. All patients received neoadjuvant therapy of oxaliplatin and capecitabine before their operation. Li and colleagues reported significantly lower postoperative complication rates, less postope rative pain, and better adherence to and completion of adjuvant therapy among trial participants.
Source: JAMA Surgery - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionConversion therapy might be a promising treatment for P0CY1 type 4 and large type 3 gastric cancer patients. Re-SL was useful for selecting candidates for R0 resection.
Source: Gastric Cancer - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Rationale: Gastric cancer is still one of the most common cancer in East Asia. More than 70% gastric cancer patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage in China. Moreover, about 10% cases are unresectable which usually suffer a poor prognosis with a median survival time of 5 to 12 months. In recent years, some clinical studies found that many unresectable gastric cancer cases could get opportunity for surgery after treatment that improve prognosis significantly Patient concerns: 64-year-old male patient was admitted with upper abdominal pain. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a large ulcerated tumor located from...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study defines 30- and 90-day post-operative outcomes after total gastrectomy in a high-volume center. These outcomes data are critical to the improvement of the informed consent process and as benchmarks for future quality improvement initiatives.
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Objectives: The feasibility and efficacy of laparoscopic-assisted D2 gastrectomy (LAD2G) for advanced gastric cancer (AGC) remain controversial. We conducted a prospective cohort study to provide a comprehensive comparison of LAD2G and open D2 gastrectomy (OD2G) for AGC. Materials and Methods: Between April 2016 and December 2017, patients with clinical stage T2-4aN0-3M0 gastric cancer were enrolled and assigned to either LAD2G or OD2G group. The primary endpoint was short-term surgical and chemotherapy outcomes. The postoperative pain and perioperative anxiety were compared as the secondary endpoint to indicate perio...
Source: American Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Original Articles: Gastrointestinal Source Type: research
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