In this thesis, we show that now is the time of emerging minimally invasive and potentially even non-invasive nodal staging procedures; to reconsider which patients may actually benefit from nodal staging; to continue shared decision making for surgery as timing of surgery does not affect outcome; and to reassess if the maximal extent of lymphadenectomy is necessary, especially in the light of promising adjuvant immunotherapy results.

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C. Verhoef (Kees) , D.J. Grunhagen (Dirk Jan) , A.C.J. van Akkooi (Alexander)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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