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Quality indicators for gastric cancer surgery: a survey of practicing pathologists in Ontario.

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BACKGROUND: Adequate lymph node (LN) assessment and R0 resection are critical to the staging and management of gastric cancer. The American Joint Committee on Cancer/International Union Against Cancer recommend at least 15 LN be assessed, and the literature suggests a gross disease-free margin of 5-6 cm be achieved. Results of an Ontario general surgeons' survey indicated these standards were not widely known. Because disease management is highly collaborative, we surveyed pathologists to as...

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10.1245/s10434-009-0468-7

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Qureshi, AP More by this author
Ottensmeyer, CA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Clinical Lab Sciences, Biomedical Research Centre
Pollett, A More by this author
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Journal:
Annals of surgical oncology
Volume:
16
Issue:
7
Pages:
1883-1889
Publication date:
2009-07-05
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EISSN:
1534-4681
ISSN:
1068-9265
URN:
uuid:e5237eff-08d7-48c5-8822-27ba0473a4fa
Source identifiers:
122013
Local pid:
pubs:122013

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