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Effect of laparoscopic distal gastrectomy vs open distal gastrectomy on long-term survival among patients with stage I gastric cancer. The KLASS-01 Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol 2019; 5: 506-513.

Published: 22nd July 2020

Authors: Kim H-H, Han S-U, Kim M-C, Kim W, Le H-J, Ryu SW et al.


Five-year cancer-specific survival was similar after laparoscopic (97.1 per cent) and open (97.2 per cent) distal gastrectomy in this study that included 1416 patients. Overall survival rates were also similar.

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