Combined-modality therapy for gastric cancer.

  title={Combined-modality therapy for gastric cancer.},
  author={James C. Yao and Paul F. Mansfield and Peter W. T. Pisters and Barry Feig and Nora Anita Janjan and Christopher C Crane and Jaffer A. Ajani},
  journal={Seminars in surgical oncology},
  volume={21 4},
Gastric cancer has a poor prognosis. It is often diagnosed at an advanced stage, and potentially curative treatments often can not be exercised. Even when a curative surgical resection is possible, only a minority of patients survive beyond 5 years, and locoregional failures are frequent among patients undergoing curative resections. Recently, the use of postoperative adjuvant chemoradiotherapy has yielded some notable benefits. Earlier studies have shown survival benefits in patients… CONTINUE READING

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