PET Imaging in Gastric Carcinoma

  title={PET Imaging in Gastric Carcinoma},
  author={Kiyohisa Kamimura and Masayuki Nakajo},
Gastric carcinoma is the fourth most common carcinoma in the world, with an estimated one million new cases every year, and it is the second most common cause of death from carcinoma (Ferlay et al., 2010). Surgery is the mainstay of treatment of gastric carcinoma. Despite recent advances in surgical treatment, the overall prognosis of patients with gastric carcinoma has not improved significantly because the neoplasm is often diagnosed at an advanced stage of the disease. Local and systemic… CONTINUE READING

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