Zheng J1, Feng X1, Yang Z1, Hu W1,2, Luo Y1,2, Li Y1.
Oncotarget. 2016 Dec 26. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.14215. [Epub ahead of print]BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic-assisted radical resection of rectal cancer was reported as advantageous compared to laparotomy resection. However, this finding remains controversial, especially given the two recent randomized controlled trials published on The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).OBJECTIVE: To perform a meta-analysis that compares the short-term and long-term outcomes of laparoscopic and open surgery for rectal cancer. Read More