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Barriers to the diffusion of advanced surgical techniques†
Article first published online: 25 FEB 2008
Copyright © 2008 American Cancer Society
Volume 112, Issue 8, pages 1646–1649, 15 April 2008
How to Cite
Richstone, L. and Kavoussi, L. R. (2008), Barriers to the diffusion of advanced surgical techniques. Cancer, 112: 1646–1649. doi: 10.1002/cncr.23369
See referenced original article on pages 1708–17, this issue.
- Issue published online: 4 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 25 FEB 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 NOV 2007
- Manuscript Received: 5 NOV 2007
The diffusion of laparoscopy and nephron-sparing surgery for the management of renal cell carcinoma has occurred at an alarmingly slow pace. Complex physician, economic, and marketing forces are responsible for this significant quality-of-care concern.