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22.09.2018 | Original Article

The Cholegas trial: long-term results of prophylactic cholecystectomy during gastrectomy for cancer—a randomized-controlled trial

There is long-standing debate regarding the need for concomitant prophylactic cholecystectomy (PC) during gastric surgery because of the supposed subsequent higher incidence of gallstones and gallbladder sludge. Some studies have reported an …

21.09.2018 | Original Article Open Access

How long should we continue gastric cancer screening? From an epidemiological point of view

In Japan, incidence of gastric cancer is expected to follow the current downward trend as the younger generation has lower incidence of Helicobacter pylori infection [ 1 ]. In this study, therefore, we aimed to estimate how long gastric cancer …

20.09.2018 | Original Article Open Access

Impact of upfront randomization for postoperative treatment on quality of surgery in the CRITICS gastric cancer trial

Timing of randomization in multimodality trials is often a point of debate. This is illustrated by the criticism on the timing of randomization in the Intergroup 0116 trial where randomization for adjuvant chemoradiotherapy versus no adjuvant …

11.09.2018 | Original Article

Effect of Helicobacter pylori eradication on the incidence of gastric cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the major cancers worldwide, with 952,000 new patients diagnosed in 2012 [ 1 ]. The incidence of GC in Korea, Japan, and China ranked first, third, and fifth in the world, respectively [ 2 ]. In Japan, GC was the third …

07.09.2018 | Original Article

Equivalent feasibility and safety of perioperative care by ERAS in open and laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a single-institution ancillary study using the patient cohort enrolled in the JCOG0912 phase III trial

Gastric cancer (GC) is the fourth most common malignant disease and the second most frequent cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide [ 1 ]. Complete resection is essential for the cure of localized gastric cancer [ 2 , 3 ].

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