Effect of lateral lymph node dissection for mid and low rectal cancer: An ad-hoc analysis of the ACTS-RC (JFMC35-C1) randomized clinical trial.


Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. Electronic address: [Email]


Lateral lymph node dissection has been 1 of the standard treatments for mid and ow rectal cancer in Japan. The aim of this ad-hoc analysis was to evaluate the impact of lateral lymph node dissection on outcomes in the randomized clinical trial, referred to as the Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Stage II/III Rectal Cancer trial.