Analysis of 154 actual five-year survivors of gastric cancer

@article{Hochwald2000AnalysisO1,
  title={Analysis of 154 actual five-year survivors of gastric cancer},
  author={Steven N. Hochwald and Steven Kim and David S. Klimstra and Murray F. Brennan and Martin S. Jr. Karpeb},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={4},
  pages={520-525}
}
Gastric cancer patients in the United States have a poor prognosis with a collective 5-year survival rate of less than 15%. We identified a subset of actual 5-year survivors (long-term survivors) and analyzed clinicopathologic variables predictive of recurrence and survival beyond the 5-year mark. A review of our prospective database from July 1985 to February 1993 revealed 154 patients who were long-term survivors and 280 patients who died of disease prior to 5 years (short-term survivors… CONTINUE READING
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