Cellular and molecular pathology of gastric carcinoma and precursor lesions: A critical review

@article{Ming1998CellularAM,
  title={Cellular and molecular pathology of gastric carcinoma and precursor lesions: A critical review},
  author={S A Ming},
  journal={Gastric Cancer},
  year={1998},
  volume={1},
  pages={31-50}
}
The cellular and molecular pathology of gastric cancer and its precursors are reviewed and discussed. Gastric carcinogenesis is a multistep phenomenon, beginning with precancerous conditions. Among these, adenoma is a direct precursor, because of the dysplastic nature of its cells. However, gastric adenoma is relatively rare. Chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) is the most common precancerous condition, in which intestinal metaplasia often occurs. Carcinoma develops in CAG through stages of… CONTINUE READING