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Gastric cancer

Edited by Yun Dai and Li Yan

Gastric cancer ranks the fourth most prevalent malignancy yet it is the second leading cause of cancer-related death. Every year, gastric cancer adds nearly 1 million new cancer cases, and 723,000 or 10% of cancer deaths to the global cancer burden. Approximately, 405,000 or 43% of the new cases and 325,000 or 45% of the deaths are in China, making gastric cancer a particularly challenging malignancy.

This thematic series discusses the molecular classifications of gastric cancer by the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and the Asian Cancer Research Group (ACRG) as well as the implications in personalized therapeutic choices; discusses the evolution of gastric surgery and presents perspectives on surgical techniques in treating gastric cancer; and reviews current and emerging targeted agents as well as immunotherapies in treating gastric cancer. With these advancements in molecular characterization, surgical intervention, and targeted and immunotherapies, gastric cancer will enter a personalized medicine era in the next 5 years.

This series was published in Chinese Journal of Cancer.

  1. Content type: Review

    Gastric (including gastroesophageal junction) cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the world. In China, an estimated 420,000 patients were diagnosed with gastric cancer in 2011, ranking...

    Authors: Weijing Sun and Li Yan

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Cancer 2016 35:83

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  2. Content type: Editorial

    Gastric cancer ranks the fourth most prevalent malignancy yet it is the second leading cause of cancer-related death. Every year, gastric cancer adds nearly 1 million new cancer cases, and 723,000 or 10% of ca...

    Authors: Li Yan

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Cancer 2016 35:84

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  3. Content type: Review

    Surgical management of gastric cancer improves survival. However, for some time, surgeons have had diverse opinions about the extent of gastrectomy. Researchers have conducted many clinical studies, making slo...

    Authors: Hironori Shiozaki, Yusuke Shimodaira, Elena Elimova, Roopma Wadhwa, Kazuki Sudo, Kazuto Harada, Jeannelyn S. Estrella, Prajnan Das, Brian Badgwell and Jaffer A. Ajani

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Cancer 2016 35:69

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