Effect of laparoscopic vs open distal gastrectomy on 3-year disease-free survival in patients with locally advanced gastric cancer. The CLASS-01 randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2019; 321: 1983-1992.

Published: 2nd August 2019

Authors: Yu J, Huang C, Sun Y, Su X, Cao H, Hu J et al.


Three year overall survival was similar in this study that included 1056 procedures: 83.1 per cent after laparoscopic and 85.2 per cent after open gastrectomy. Cancer recurrence rates were also similar: 18.8 versus 16.5 per cent, respectively.

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