Multimodality therapy in gastric cancer

Usha Malhotra, Mei Ka Fong

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Gastric cancer remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Surgical resection has been the mainstay of curative therapy for localized and locoregional disease, but high local and distant recurrence rates have led to evaluation of additional therapies. A number of trials have evaluated chemotherapy and/or radiation both in the neoadjuvant and adjuvant settings as additional modalities to improve outcome after surgical resection. Though there is consensus that additional modalities play a role in improving overall survival after curative intent surgery, preference for certain regimens and modalities varies markedly across different regions of the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMinimally Invasive Foregut Surgery for Malignancy
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319093420
ISBN (Print)9783319093413
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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