Management of advanced gastric cancer.

  title={Management of advanced gastric cancer.},
  author={Timothy Jay Price and Jeremy Shapiro and Eva Segelov and Christos S Karapetis and Nick Pavlakis and Eric Van Cutsem and Manish Shah and Yoon-Koo Kang and Niall C. Tebbutt},
  journal={Expert review of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={199-208; quiz 209}
The management of advanced gastric cancer has only evolved a little over the last 15 years: platinum and fluoropyrimidine chemotherapy remains the backbone of therapy with ongoing debate as to the benefit of triplet therapy with either an anthracycline or taxane. Recently published trials of biological agents, in particular those targeting the Her2 receptor, have provided some signs of improvement. This article summarizes the relevant literature, discusses the role of these agents, as well as… CONTINUE READING

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