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Articles on Surgery in Gastric Cancer
This section of the Advances in Gastrointestinal Cancer Resource Centre focuses on the latest clinically relevant findings in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. The peer-reviewed articles available here have been independently selected, and several commented upon, by members of the Editorial Board. Many of the articles are freely available for downloading.
Focusing initially on gastric cancer, these pages will provide new content each month to help you stay abreast of recent scientific developments in this area.
Surgical resection remains the mainstay of treatment for gastric cancer in its earlier stages. Resection may be performed endoscopically if appropriate. When complete, resection offers the possibility of long-term survival, and in the absence of residual disease, the patient may need no further treatment.1
However, gastric cancer is rarely detected at an early stage, and for later stages of gastric cancer surgery must be preceded or followed by chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy (perhaps combined with a targeted therapy).1 D2 lymph node dissection is indicated for medically fit patients, and gastrectomy may be radical or subtotal.1
Options for the surgical treatment of gastric cancer continue to develop, with key importance for patient outcomes. To stay abreast of the most recent advances and clinical trial findings in the use of surgery for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, please subscribe to our eAlert to ensure you are informed of all new content as it is published on this platform.
1. Cabebe EC. Gastric cancer treatment & management. Approach considerations. In Medscape: Drugs & Diseases. Available from: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/278744-treatment. Last updated 11 Nov 2015; accessed 7 Apr 2016.
Yang JY, Lee HJ, Kim TH, Huh YJ, Son YG, Park JH, et al.Ann Surg Oncol 2016 Aug 3. [Epub ahead of print]
Yield of Staging Laparoscopy and Lavage Cytology for Radiologically Occult Peritoneal Carcinomatosis of Gastric Cancer
Ikoma N, Blum M, Chiang YJ, Estrella JS, Roy-Chowdhuri S, Fournier K, et al.Ann Surg Oncol 2016 Jul 6. [Epub ahead of print]
Is Centralization Needed for Esophageal and Gastric Cancer Patients With Low Operative Risk?: A Nationwide Study
Pasquer A, Renaud F, Hec F, Gandon A, Vanderbeken M, Drubay V, et al.Ann Surg 2016 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print]
Treatment outcomes of hepatectomy for liver metastases of gastric cancer diagnosed using contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging
Tatsubayashi T, Tanizawa Y, Miki Y, Tokunaga M, Bando E, Kawamura T, et al.Gastric Cancer. 2016 May 7. [Epub ahead of print]
Morita S, Fukagawa T, Fujiwara H, Katai H.Eur J Surg Oncol. 2016 Jan 26. [Epub ahead of print]
Characterising timing and pattern of relapse following surgery for localised oesophagogastric adenocarcinoma: a retrospective study
Moorcraft SY, Fontana E, Cunningham D, Peckitt C, Waddell T, Smyth EC, et al.BMC Cancer. 2016 Feb 17;16(1):112.
Salvage Surgery After Chemoradiotherapy in the Management of Esophageal Cancer: Is It a Viable Therapeutic Option?
Markar S, Gronnier C, Duhamel A, Pasquer A, Théreaux J, du Rieu MC, et al.J Clin Oncol. 2015 Nov 20;33(33):3866-73.
Lagergren J, Mattsson F, Zylstra J, Chang F, Gossage J, Mason R, et al.JAMA Surg. 2016 Jan 1;151(1):32-9.
Duration of Smoking Cessation and Postoperative Morbidity After Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer: How Long Should Patients Stop Smoking Before Surgery?
Yoshida N, Baba Y, Hiyoshi Y, Shigaki H, Kurashige J, Sakamoto Y, et al.World J Surg. 2016 Jan;40(1):142-7.
Heneghan HM, Zaborowski A, Fanning M, McHugh A, Doyle S, Moore J, et al.Ann Surg. 2015 Nov;262(5):803-8.