Laparoscopic Procedures Provide Better Outcomes in Gastric Cancer
Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy offered better short-term, post-surgical outcomes for patients with locally advanced gastric cancer who were undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
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
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.
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.
Conclusions: The newly developed radiomic signature was a powerful predictor of LN metastasis and the radiomics nomogram could facilitate the preoperative individualized prediction of LN status. Introduction Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common malignant tumors and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide (1). Accurate evaluation of lymph node metastasis (LNM) status in GC patients is vital for prognosis and treatment decisions (2–4). Some histopathologic factors and biomarkers (e.g., lymphatic invasion, matrix metalloproteinase-2) are found to be able to predict LNM in GC, but mos...
ConclusionsNeoadjuvant chemotherapy including intraperitoneal paclitaxel followed by sequential intravenous paclitaxel and cisplatin with S ‐1 for resectable advanced gastric cancer is feasible and effective.
ConclusionLS for adenocarcinoma of the stomach or gastroesophageal junction is feasible and significantly reduces major postoperative morbidity resulting in a reduced length of hospital stay. Therefore, LS should be preferably considered for the curative treatment of patients with these malignancies.
Conditions: Complications, Postoperative; Surgery--Complications; Cancer of Stomach; Chemotherapy Effect Intervention: Procedure: Laparoscopic D2 distal gastrectomy Sponsors: West China Hospital; Beijing Cancer Hospital; Southern Medical University, China; Shanghai Zhongshan Hospital; Chinese PLA General Hospital; Fujian Medical University Union Hospital; Ruijin Hospital; Southwest Hospital, China; &n...