HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLES FROM ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
Meta-analysis Comparing Fluorescence Imaging with Radioisotope and Blue Dye-Guided Sentinel Node Identification for Breast Cancer Surgery.
Kedrzycki, M.S., Leiloglou, M., Ashrafian, H. et al.
Citation: Kedrzycki, M.S., Leiloglou, M., Ashrafian, H. et al. Meta-analysis Comparing Fluorescence Imaging with Radioisotope and Blue Dye-Guided Sentinel Node Identification for Breast Cancer Surgery. Ann Surg Oncol 28, 3738–3748 (2021).
Synopsis: A meta-analysis of fluorescence guided sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer suggests non-inferiority to the gold standard radioisotope and blue dye approach. However, fluorescence imaging has many advantages as it is radiation free and does not lead to semi-permanent tattooing.
Failure to Cure in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Gastric Cancer: A Nationwide Cohort Study.
Voeten, D.M., van der Werf, L.R., Wilschut, J.A. et al.
Citation: Voeten, D.M., van der Werf, L.R., Wilschut, J.A. et al. Failure to Cure in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Gastric Cancer: A Nationwide Cohort Study. Ann Surg Oncol 28, 4484–4496 (2021).
Synopsis: A novel outcome measure for gastric cancer surgery is described. Failure to cure, defined as unsuccessful surgery, occurred in 22.3% of 3,862 patients ranging from 14.5%-34.8% among hospitals with higher rates in hospitals with a low tendency to administer neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
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