Published in Clinical Oncology Week, November 21st, 2005
According to recent research from Japan, "ESD, a newly developed endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) technique, can completely cure a differentiated mucosal gastric cancer smaller than 2 cm. For early-stage gastric cancers (EGCs) deviating from the above-mentioned criterion, gastrectomy with lymph node dissection is performed for potential risk of lymph node metastasis (LNM)."
"However, many of surgical EGC...
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