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The overall survival in patients with gastric cancer is low, even among those undergoing resection. It has been hoped that the development of adjuvant therapy might improve survival in patients following surgery when tumour burden was minimal and both chemotherapy and radiotherapy have been proposed as suitable for use in gastric cancer. Their value has(More)
BACKGROUND A large proportion of patients attending open access endoscopy have histological and gross pathological findings that are potentially premalignant. The proportion of these patients who go on to develop malignancies and the timescale over which this occurs are uncertain. AIMS This study aims to discover the incidence of gastric cancers in this(More)
A prospective, randomised controlled trial of surgery, surgery with adjuvant radiotherapy and surgery with adjuvant chemotherapy (5-fluorouracil, adriamycin and mitomycin C) in operable gastric cancer is described. Four hundred and thirty-six patients were randomly allocated to one of three treatment groups. With 12 months' minimum follow-up, 334 patients(More)
Most patients with gastric carcinoma have a disease that is too advanced for radical surgery. A Review was made of 13,175 cases of gastric carcinoma registered at the Birmingham Cancer Registry during the period of 1960-1969. Of the patients, 79.6% had disease that was not radically resected, and few of these patients survived to 2 years. Those who had a(More)
BACKGROUND In the surgical management of gastric carcinoma, regional lymphatic spread is of prognostic importance. The fifth edition of the Union Internacional Contra la Cancrum classification has been shown to be reproducible, practical and of significant prognostic use. The tumour node metastasis (TNM) system requires at least 15 lymph nodes to be(More)
Surgeons are aware of the adverse effect that resection-line disease has on anastomotic leakage, perioperative mortality and long-term survival. In an attempt to assess the effect of this knowledge on surgical practice, patients entered into the second British Stomach Cancer Group adjuvant therapy trial were studied. The presence of resection-line disease(More)
This randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was designed to evaluate the ability of the orally administered matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor, marimastat, to prolong survival in patients with non-resectable gastric and gastro-oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Three hundred and sixty-nine patients with histological proof of adenocarcinoma, who had(More)
411 patients were entered into a prospective, randomised controlled trial of adjuvant chemotherapy after gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma. After a follow-up of at least 5 1/2 years there has been no survival advantage for those receiving adjuvant 5-fluorouracil and mitomycin C with or without an induction course of 5-fluorouracil, vincristine,(More)
It has been proposed that immunostaining with PC10, a monoclonal antibody against proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), is of prognostic value in gastric carcinoma. Gastric carcinomas from a series of 90 patients in whom survival data were known have been studied. There was no relation between the degree of PC10 immunostaining assessed(More)
OBJECTIVE To see whether investigation of dyspeptic patients aged over 40 after their first consultation with the general practitioner would increase the proportions with early and operable gastric cancers. DESIGN Prospective study of gastric cancer in dyspeptic patients aged over 40 from a defined population. SETTING 10 General practices (six in(More)