Prognostic factors in gastric cancer.

  title={Prognostic factors in gastric cancer.},
  author={Heike Allgayer and Markus Maria Heiss and Friedrich Wilhelm Schildberg},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={84 12},
BACKGROUND Despite gastric cancer being common, its prognosis has not been improved significantly in recent years. Now, greater insight has been gained into the biological properties of tumour cells, how they become malignant and what mechanisms they may use to invade and metastasize. This involves tumour-associated protease systems, loss or mutation of adhesion molecules and changes in genetics. The view of gastric cancer is changing: it is not only a solid tumour but also exhibits a minimal… CONTINUE READING
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