Preoperative Body Mass Index May Determine the Prognosis of Advanced Gastric Cancer.

@article{Jun2016PreoperativeBM,
  title={Preoperative Body Mass Index May Determine the Prognosis of Advanced Gastric Cancer.},
  author={Dong Hwan Jun and Beom Jin Kim and Ji Hoon Park and Jae Gyu Kim and Kyong-Choun Chi and Joong-Min Park and Mi Kyung Kim and Hyun Kang},
  journal={Nutrition and cancer},
  year={2016},
  volume={68 8},
  pages={
          1295-1300
        }
}
Radical gastrectomy followed by adjuvant chemotherapy for advanced gastric cancer causes serious nutritional impairment. Our study evaluated the clinical impact of body mass index (BMI) on the long-term outcomes of advanced gastric cancer (stage II and III). We analyzed 211 cases of stage II and III gastric cancer between January 2005 and December 2010 at Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. Patients were divided into four groups according to BMI: underweight, normal, overweight, and… CONTINUE READING

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