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Response to the LACC trial

Professor Martin Hirsch examines the potential impact of the recent publication looking at the effectiveness of laparoscopic management of women with early cervical cancer

The need to reduce morbidity associated with treatment for early cervical cancer has led to significant advances in surgical treatment with the widespread adoption of minimally invasive techniques. The recent LACC trial has raised questions about the effectiveness of these approaches in terms of recurrence and cure rates. This talk looks at the implications for surgical oncology practice in the UK