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Surgical treatment of gastric cancer: then and now

Tomasz Olesiński
DOI: 10.5603/NJO.2016.0072
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Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2016;66(5):408-414.

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Vol 66, No 5 (2016)
Review articles
Published online: 2017-03-29

Abstract

Gastric cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers found in the world (980,000 new cases in 2008), but its treatment outcomes are poor, particularly in the European Union (EU); only a 25% survival after 5 years. Despite advances made in combination therapy, the only effective treatment that remains is surgery. The extent of gastric resection and lymphadenectomy, along with reconstruction methods, have systematically evolved over the last 100 years. This paper discusses both present day recommendations and the pathways that were taken enabling modern gastric surgery to develop.

Abstract

Gastric cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers found in the world (980,000 new cases in 2008), but its treatment outcomes are poor, particularly in the European Union (EU); only a 25% survival after 5 years. Despite advances made in combination therapy, the only effective treatment that remains is surgery. The extent of gastric resection and lymphadenectomy, along with reconstruction methods, have systematically evolved over the last 100 years. This paper discusses both present day recommendations and the pathways that were taken enabling modern gastric surgery to develop.

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Keywords

gastric cancer, gastrectomy, lymphadenectomy

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Title

Surgical treatment of gastric cancer: then and now

Journal

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology

Issue

Vol 66, No 5 (2016)

Pages

408-414

Published online

2017-03-29

DOI

10.5603/NJO.2016.0072

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Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2016;66(5):408-414.

Keywords

gastric cancer
gastrectomy
lymphadenectomy

Authors

Tomasz Olesiński

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