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Michele Orditura, Gennaro Galizia, Vincenzo Sforza, Valentina Gambardella, Alessio Fabozzi, Maria Maddalena Laterza, Francesca Andreozzi, Jole Ventriglia, Beatrice Savastano, Andrea Mabilia, Eva Lieto, Fortunato Ciardiello, Ferdinando De Vita
The authors focused on the current surgical treatment of resectable gastric cancer, and significance of peri- and post-operative chemo or chemoradiation. Gastric cancer is the 4(th) most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Surgery remains the only curative therapy, while perioperative and adjuvant chemotherapy, as well as chemoradiation, can improve outcome of resectable gastric cancer with extended lymph node dissection. More than half of radically resected gastric cancer patients relapse locally or with distant metastases, or receive the diagnosis of gastric cancer when tumor is disseminated; therefore, median survival rarely exceeds 12 mo, and 5-years survival is less than 10%...
February 21, 2014: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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