Less may be more: shifting paradigm toward minimally invasive gastrectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer

Jashodeep Datta, Vivian E. Strong


Gastric cancer is the fifth most common malignancy and the third leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide (1). Despite evidence demonstrating improved outcomes with multimodality therapy (i.e., perioperative chemotherapy or adjuvant chemotherapy with/without radiotherapy), complete margin-negative surgical resection remains the mainstay of treatment (2).