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Survival outcomes after laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy versus open gastrectomy with nodal dissection for clinical stage 1A or 1B gastric cancer (JCOG0912): a multicenter, non-inferiority, phase 3 randomised controlled trial. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol 2020; 5: 142-151

Published: 15th June 2020

Authors: Katai H, Mizusawa J, Katayama H, Morita S, Yamada T, Brando E et al.


This study included 921 randomized patients. Five year relapse-free survival was 94 per cent after open, and 95.1 per cent after laparoscopic gastrectomy (P=0.0075 for non-inferiority).

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