Published in Cancer Weekly, June 19th, 2001
"Patients who had a kidney removed by laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgery had virtually the same five-year, cancer-free survival rate and recurrence rate as those who underwent open surgery," says senior investigator Ralph V. Clayman, MD. "The overall effectiveness of the laparoscopic procedure is absolutely equal to that of the open procedure."
Clayman and colleagues reported the results at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in Anaheim,...
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