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Management of Gastric Cancer

Gastric cancer is the fifth most common cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death worldwide. More than 50% of the patients have advanced disease at diagnosis and in this case the disease has a poor outcome. The staging of gastric cancers is based on endoscopic ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, in addition to the laparoscopic staging. Many improvements in the surgical techniques have been seen in the last decade. Laparoscopic surgery is an emerging approach which offers important advantages: less blood loss, reduced postoperative pain, accelerated recovery, early return to normal bowel function and reduced hospital stay. D1 lymphadenectomy, with a goal of examining 15 or greater lymph nodes is a standard. D2 dissection is considered as a standard in several institutions especially in eastern Asia. Perioperative chemotherapy and adjuvant concurrent radiochemotherapy are recognized as standards treatments. Palliative chemotherapy is the mainstay treatment of advanced stages of the disease (metastatic and non-operable tumors). Despite these treatment advances, the prognosis of gastric cancer remains poor with a 5-year survival ranging from 10 to 15% in all stages combined.

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Management of Gastric CancerEdited by Nabil Ismaili

Published: July 18th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/944

ISBN: 978-953-307-344-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6436-4

Copyright year: 2011

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3 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

6 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Role of Computed Tomography in the Imaging of Gastric Carcinoma

By Marco Moschetta, Amato Antonio Stabile Ianora, Federico Cazzato, Arnaldo Scardapane and Giuseppe Angelelli


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2. MR Imaging of Gastric Carcinoma

By Il Young Kim


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3. PET Imaging in Gastric Carcinoma

By Kiyohisa Kamimura and Masayuki Nakajo


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4. Novel Biomedical Imaging Approach for Detection of Sentinel Nodes in an Orthotopic Xenograft Rat Model of Human Gastric Carcinoma

By Akihito Tsubota


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5. Laproscopic Surgery for Gastric Cancer

By Kyo Young Song, Han Mo Yoo, Han Hong Lee, Jung Ho Shim, Hae Myung Jeon and Cho Hyun Park


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6. Lymph Node Dissection in Gastric Carcinoma

By Bulent Cavit Yuksel, Okan Murat Akturk and Ilyas Hakan Ozel


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7. Prospective Study of Triple Combination Chemotherapy Consisting of Paclitaxel, S-1, and 24-Hour Infusion of Cisplatin (PSC) for Inoperable Highly Advanced Gastric Cancer

By Kenji Ina, Ryuichi Furuta, Takae Kataoka, Satoshi Kayukawa and Hiroaki Iwase


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8. A Rare Gastric Carcinoma- Neuroendocrine Tumors

By Petar Svorcan, Jelena Djordjevic and Branko Maksimovic


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