Management of localized gastric cancer.

@article{Blum2013ManagementOL,
  title={Management of localized gastric cancer.},
  author={Mariela Anabel Blum and Taketa Takashi and Akihiro Suzuki and Jaffer A. Ajani},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={265-70}
}
Gastric cancer continues to be a fatal disease with majority of cases presenting in late stages. For patients with advanced disease, we can only recommend palliative therapy. For localized gastric cancer, the approaches vary in various regions of the world. In western countries, preoperative chemotherapy or adjuvant chemo-radiation is preferred; however in Asia, surgery followed by adjuvant chemotherapy is favored. The extent of the lymph node dissection also varies by region. D2 gastrectomy is… CONTINUE READING

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