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Adjuvant S-1 Chemotherapy for Gastric Cancer and Peritoneal Wash.

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Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Aichi Cancer Center, 1-1 Kanokoden, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8681, Japan, seito@aichi-cc.jp.

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Name: World journal of surgery
ISSN: 1432-2323
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