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General articles on Gastrointestinal Cancer
This section of the Advances in Gastrointestinal Cancer Resource Centre is where you will find cutting edge data on gastrointestinal cancers in the form of peer-reviewed original articles and review articles and the latest guidelines, all 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.
Since 1975, stomach cancer has dropped from first position to fifth in the list of most common cancers in the world, after lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers.1 In most of the world, however, few cases of stomach cancer are detected at an early stage, and 5-year survival rates range from less than 20% in developing countries to 54% in Japan, where a national screening programme facilitates earlier detection and treatment.2
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1. International Agency for Research on Cancer. GLOBOCAN 2012: Estimated cancer incidence, mortality and prevalence worldwide in 2012. Available from: globocan.iarc.fr/Pages/fact_sheets_cancer.aspx. Accessed 6 April 2016.
2. American Cancer Society. Global Cancer Facts & Figures. 3rd edition. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2015.
Influence of Surgical Resection of Hepatic Metastases From Gastric Adenocarcinoma on Long-term Survival: Systematic Review and Pooled Analysis
Markar SR, Mikhail S, Malietzis G, Athanasiou T, Mariette C, Sasako M, Hanna GBAnn Surg. 2016 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print]
A Nomogram to Predict Distant Metastases After Multimodality Therapy for Patients With Localized Esophageal Cancer
Sudo K, Wang X, Xiao L, Wadhwa R, Shiozaki H, Elimova E, et al.J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Feb;14(2):173-9.
Length of Barrett's oesophagus and cancer risk: implications from a large sample of patients with early oesophageal adenocarcinoma
Pohl H, Pech O, Arash H, Stolte M, Manner H, May A, et al.Gut. 2016 Feb;65(2):196-201
Validating the prognostic and discriminating value of the TNM-classification for gastric cancer – A critical appraisal
C. Röcken, H.-M. Behrens
European Journal of Cancer, Volume 51, Issue 5, March 2015, Pages 577 - 586
N. Abbassi-Ghadi, S. Kumar, J. Huang, R. Goldin, Z. Takats, G.B. Hanna
European Journal of Cancer, Volume 49, Issue 17, November 2013, Pages 3625 - 3637