Adding PAND to Radical Gastrectomy Does Not Improve Survival in Gastric Cancer

Radical gastrectomy with extended (D2) removal of regional lymph nodes is the standard treatment for patients with potentially curable gastric cancer in Japan. However, adding para-aortic nodal dissection (PAND) to standard gastrectomy with D2 lymphadenectomy did not improve survival, report Japanese researchers in the July 31 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture began to become better known in the United States in 1971, when New York Times reporter James Reston wrote about how doctors in China used needles to ease his pain after surgery. […]