Gastrointestinal cancer. Effect of lymphadenectomy on survival in oesophageal cancer

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In patients with oesophageal cancer, the effect of lymphadenectomy on survival remains unclear. A recent retrospective cohort study suggests that extensive lymphadenectomy does not improve survival and might even hamper it in patients with early T-stage tumours. The available data show conflicting results and the introduction of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy might decrease any positive effect of extensive lymphadenectomy on survival.
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Pages (from-to)315-+
JournalNature Reviews Clinical Oncology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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