Neoadjuvant therapy for gastric cancer: current evidence and future directions.

  title={Neoadjuvant therapy for gastric cancer: current evidence and future directions.},
  author={Andrew D Newton and Jashodeep Datta and Arturo Loaiza-Bonilla and Giorgos Constantine Karakousis and Robert E. Roses},
  journal={Journal of gastrointestinal oncology},
  volume={6 5},
Although surgical resection remains the only potentially curative treatment for gastric cancer (GC), poor long-term outcomes with resection alone compel a multimodality approach to this disease. Multimodality strategies vary widely; while adjuvant approaches are typically favored in Asia and the United States (USA), a growing body of evidence supports neoadjuvant and/or perioperative strategies in locally advanced tumors. Neoadjuvant approaches are particularly attractive given the morbidity… CONTINUE READING
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