The international surgical journal with global reach

This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

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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