Gastrectomy as a secondary surgery for stage IV gastric cancer patients who underwent S-1-based chemotherapy: a multi-institute retrospective study

@article{Kanda2011GastrectomyAA,
  title={Gastrectomy as a secondary surgery for stage IV gastric cancer patients who underwent S-1-based chemotherapy: a multi-institute retrospective study},
  author={Tatsuo Kanda and Kazuhito Yajima and Shin-ichi Kosugi and Takashi Ishikawa and Yoichi Ajioka and Katsuyoshi Hatakeyama},
  journal={Gastric Cancer},
  year={2011},
  volume={15},
  pages={235-244}
}
Current advances in chemotherapy provide opportunities for stage IV gastric cancer patients with distant metastasis to undergo potentially curable resection. There are, however, few data on gastrectomy as a secondary surgery aimed at rendering such patients cancer-free. We investigated stage IV gastric cancer patients who underwent surgery with curative intent after S-1-based chemotherapy between 2000 and 2008. Twenty-eight patients from 12 hospitals were enrolled in this study. Factors… CONTINUE READING

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