Familial gastric cancer: genetics, diagnosis, and management.

  • Vanessa R Blair
  • Published 2012 in Surgical oncology clinics of North America


This article focuses on the diagnosis and management of familial gastric cancer, particularly hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC). First, existing consensus guidelines are discussed and then the pathology and genetics of HDGC are reviewed. Second, patient management is covered, including surveillance gastroscopy, prophylactic total gastrectomy, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.soc.2011.09.003


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@article{Blair2012FamilialGC, title={Familial gastric cancer: genetics, diagnosis, and management.}, author={Vanessa R Blair}, journal={Surgical oncology clinics of North America}, year={2012}, volume={21 1}, pages={35-56} }