Daniela Lazar

Dr. Daniela Lazar began her career in a center of excellence in Romania. It is the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, where she has acquired clinical skills in gastroenterology, learned the techniques of endoscopy and abdominal ultrasonography and began her research activity. She is specialized in Gastroenterology and Medical Oncology and underwent her PhD thesis in the field of gastric cancer. The research interests of Dr. Daniela Lazar are concerned mainly with the neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract, especially gastric cancer. Dr. Lazar has participated at many national and international congresses with research studies in the field of gastroenterology and digestive oncology. She published many studies regarding angiogenesis, premalignant lesions and prognostic factors in gastric cancer. She is interested also in aspects regarding the epidemiology, phenotypes and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, being part of the national and international working groups in this domain. Dr. Lazar is a reviewer in many international journals.

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Gastric cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death in the world. There are no screening tests available for its diagnosis, therefore patients usually presents in late stages, associated with poor prognosis. Currently, many efforts are made toward new advances in the treatment strategies. The book makes an insight into the assessment of premalignant lesions, current management of early gastric cancer, risk and protective factors in gastric carcinogenesis. "Gastric cancer" provides a detailed description of the morphologic classification, molecular changes and epigenetic alterations of this tumor. The book describes the role of different diagnostic tools in the preoperative assessment of patients and the most important factors contributing to the prognosis. Moreover, it describes the current surgical and chemotherapeutic options for gastric neoplasm. This publication may open new and interesting gates for further research concerning carcinogenesis, genetic and epigenetic alterations, signaling pathways, H. pylori infection, the discovery of protective factors against gastric cancer and of revolutionary therapies of this tumor.

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